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==Preservation==
 
==Preservation==
The entire 9-coach test train was sold into preservation in 1969, with the four coaches being bought for the SVR. All four Full Thirds were restored between 1970 and 1973, and saw service on [[The Severn Valley Railway on the main line#SVR Carriages used on the main line | SVR excursions on the main line]] as well as on the SVR itself. The coach was also used in Carlton's '[[Goodnight Mister Tom]]' programme in 1998 along with two other Great western coaches .
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The entire 9-coach test train was sold into preservation in 1969, with the four coaches being bought for the SVR and arriving on 19 December. All four Full Thirds were restored between 1970 and 1973, and saw service on [[The Severn Valley Railway on the main line#SVR Carriages used on the main line | SVR excursions on the main line]] as well as on the SVR itself. The coach was also used in Carlton's '[[Goodnight Mister Tom]]' programme in 1998 along with two other Great western coaches .
  
 
1087 is in service and is normally used in [[Carriages#The carriage sets|set GW]]. It is finished in GWR 1934-42 livery featuring the ‘shirt-button’ roundel, and is owned by a [[Great Western (SVR) Assoc. | Great Western (SVR) Association]] member<ref>[http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/stock_list.html The Great Western (SVR) Association stock list] (Retrieved 10 October 2019)</ref>.
 
1087 is in service and is normally used in [[Carriages#The carriage sets|set GW]]. It is finished in GWR 1934-42 livery featuring the ‘shirt-button’ roundel, and is owned by a [[Great Western (SVR) Assoc. | Great Western (SVR) Association]] member<ref>[http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/stock_list.html The Great Western (SVR) Association stock list] (Retrieved 10 October 2019)</ref>.

Latest revision as of 15:11, 7 November 2019

GWRGreat Western Railway 1086 Full Third
GWR C77 TK 1086 at Bridgnorth.jpg
GWRGreat Western Railway 1086 Full Third
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status In service
Number 1086
Other numbers W1086, W1096W, 079154, 99234
History
Built 1938
Designed By CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941
Diagram C77
Lot 1593
Type TK
Length 60ft 11¼in
Weight 31t 9cwt
Seats 64 third
1969 Entered preservation on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

1086 is one of four 1938-built CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 Corridor Third (TK) coaches on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society, along with 1087, 1116 and 1146.

Service

They were built at Swindon to Diagram C77 Lot 1593 and were classed as 'Excursion Stock', the GWRGreat Western Railway emphasising that such stock was for excursion and party hire traffic only and capable of having a meal service to every seat.[1]

After passenger service, 1086 was renumbered 079154 in 1965[2] and also 99234[3]. The former Internal UserRolling stock used for the railway’s internal purposes (stores etc.) at one fixed location. number signified Coaching stock within the Western Region that did not normally move or had its movements confined to a particular depot or yard. The latter number signifying hauled non-passenger carrying use; all four of the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society TKs formed part of the Swindon GWRGreat Western Railway test train which was used for load testing of diesel locomotives.

Preservation

The entire 9-coach test train was sold into preservation in 1969, with the four coaches being bought for the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society and arriving on 19 December. All four Full Thirds were restored between 1970 and 1973, and saw service on SVR excursions on the main line as well as on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society itself. The coach was also used in Carlton's 'Goodnight Mister Tom' programme in 1998 along with two other Great western coaches .

1087 is in service and is normally used in set GW. It is finished in GWRGreat Western Railway 1934-42 livery featuring the ‘shirt-button’ roundel, and is owned by a Great Western (SVR) Association member[4].

See also

List of carriages

References

  1. Harris (1966) pp.100,154.
  2. Longworth (2018) p.172.
  3. Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
  4. The Great Western (SVR) Association stock list (Retrieved 10 October 2019)

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