GWR 1146 Full Third

GWR 1146 Full Third
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GWR Full Third 1146
Built By GWR Swindon
Status In service
Number 1146
Other numbers 079153, 99232
Built 1938
Designed By Collett
Diagram C77
Lot 1593
Type TK
Length 60ft 11¼in
Weight 31t 9cwt
Seats 64 third
1969 Entered preservation on SVR
2015 Re-entered service following overhaul


1146 is one of four 1938-built Collett Corridor Third (TK) coaches on the SVR, along with 1086, 1087 and 1116. They were built at Swindon to diagram number C77 as lot number 1593.

After passenger service, 1146 was later numbered 079153 and 99232. The former number signified Departmental 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 signified hauled non-passenger carrying use; all four of the SVR TKs formed part of the Swindon GWR test train which was used for load testing of diesel locomotives.

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 SVR excursions on the main line as well as on the SVR itself.

1146 completed an overhaul, which included repainting in the Bewdley carriage paint shop, and returned to service in spring of 2015. It is finished in GWR 1934-42 livery featuring the ‘shirt-button’ roundel, and is owned by The GWR 813 Preservation Fund.

Sometime over the Christmas Bank Holiday 2017 1146 was one of two coaches vandalised at Kidderminster (the other being GNR Corridor Composite No. 2701). [1]

See also


Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
SVR Stock Book Ninth Edition