The 2857 Society
Until 2014 The Society owned and used GWRGreat Western Railway carriage 5043 (now under conversion to GWR 9581 Wheelchair accessible Buffet Car) as a workshop, when it was transferred to the Great Western (SVR) Association. Since 2014 it uses Bewdley-based GWR 143 Tool & Packing Van.Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) PLC.
Limited edition prints
The Society has produced limited edition prints to raise funds:
- 'Accelerating the Goods' was a signed and numbered print from John Austin GRA painting showing 2857 in as-built condition, with inside steam passage cylinders, accelerating a goods train on the up fast line from Reading in evening sunlight.
- Prints of a Bob Kyte pen and ink drawing of 2857 in an 'as restored' condition.
See alsoList of preservation groups
LMS 730866 Goods Brake Van
GWR 143 Tool & Packing Van
Wagons formerly resident on the SVR
GWR 9581 Wheelchair accessible Buffet Car