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}}GWR Churchward Milk Brake (BY) No 1399 was built during the First World War as Pharmacy Car 39035,<ref>Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey</ref> and was fitted with its present body in 1921 for use as a milk train brake van for carrying milk churns. It was later used for general parcels traffic before being transferred into departmental use as number 079062 at Worcester in 1958.
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}}[[File:GWR_1399_20150307.jpg|thumb|300px|right|1399 in use as the GW(SVR)A shop, March 2015]]'''GWR Churchward Milk Brake (BY) 1399''' is one of a batch of four short-wheelbase vehicles built by the GWR at Swindon during the First World War for use as a Pharmacy Car in an ambulance train. It has a length of just 29ft 4in and a weight of 12t 11cwt.<ref name=Longworth143>[[Bibliography#Other References|Longworth (2018)]] p.143.</ref> The brown livery denotes it as "[[:Category:Non Passenger Carrying Coaching Stock (NPCCS)|Non Passenger Carrying Coaching Stock]]", meaning that as it was fitted with vacuum brakes, it was allowed to run as part of an express passenger train<ref name=SB9>SVR Stock Book Ninth Edition</ref>
  
It was brought to the SVR from Worcester on 18 September 1967. It was first used for works trains before being restored at Bewdley. After serving as the [[The Great Western (SVR) Association Shop]] for many years it swapped roles with [[GWR 1145 Toplight 'Snake C' Passenger Brake|1145]] to become [[Bewdley Station Fund Shop]] in 2016. 1399 is sited in Bewdley Cattle Dock.   
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The coach entered service as Pharmacy Car 39035,<ref>Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey</ref> and was renumbered 1399 in December 1918 and converted for use as a milk train brake van.<ref>[http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/1399.html GW(SVR)A 1399 page]</ref><ref name=Longworth143/><ref group="note">Both Longworth and the GW(SVR)A refer to December 1918. The SVR Stock Book Ninth Edition and RHRCS both give a date of 1921.</ref> It was later used for general parcels traffic<ref>SVR Stock Book Ninth Edition</ref> before being renumbered 079062 in October 1959<ref>[[Bibliography#Other References|Longworth (2018)]] p.172.</ref> for Departmental use at Worcester.
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==Preservation==
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1399 was brought to the SVR from Worcester on 18 September 1967 having been privately acquired by Mr SHP Higgins. It was initially restored to GWR wartime brown livery and saw regular use in works trains.<ref>SVR Stock Book Sixth Edition.</ref> During the winter season, when works trains were run each Sunday, the late Charlie Greenacre developed the idea of cooking a midday stew for the 20 or so members of the Bridgnorth PW gang and a mobile "kitchen" was assembled in 1399 for this purpose.<ref>SVR News 99, ‘Charlie Greenacre, an appreciation by Roger Norfolk’</ref> 
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By 1980 the ownership had been transferred from the late Mr Higgins to the ‘1399 Group’.<ref>SVR Stock Book Seventh Edition</ref> Ownership would in turn be assumed by the [[Great Western (SVR) Assoc. |Great Western (SVR) Association]]. A major overhaul at Bewdley began in early 1984,<ref>SVR News 71, Spring 1984</ref> with the intention of converting the vehicle internally for use as the [[The Great Western (SVR) Association Shop]] and also for its possible use in the upcoming ‘Rocket 150’ celebrations at Swindon the following year. As often, the overhaul became ‘''a real nightmare job''’ requiring repairs to much of the wooden frame and replacement of many steel sheets.<ref>SVR News 173, Autumn 1984</ref> The work was completed by summer 1985; the cancellation of the Swindon event meaning it could be moved to its new permanent home in the cattle dock at Bewdley for use as a sales stand to begin.<ref>SVR News 77</ref>
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In 1999 1399 was to be moved into the [[Bewdley Goods Shed]] so the GW(SVR)A could re-canvas the roof.<ref>SVR News 130, Summer 1999</ref> Further restoration work was also required which was completed during 2001-2 including repanelling and repainting, fitting of new steel panels to the doors and new gutters.<ref>SVR News 142, Winter 2002-3</ref>
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After serving as the Great Western (SVR) Association shop for many years, 1399 become [[Bewdley Station Fund Shop]] in 2016 in a swap of roles which saw the larger [[GWR 1145 Toplight 'Snake C' Passenger Brake|1145]] assume the role of GW(SVR)A shop. 1399 is sited in Bewdley Cattle Dock.   
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
[[Carriages| List of carriages]]<br>
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==References==
 
==References==
Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey<br>
 
Severn Valley Railway Stock Book Eighth Edition<br>
 
 
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Latest revision as of 15:53, 23 March 2020

GWRGreat Western Railway 1399 Milk Brake
GWR 1399 20150315.jpg
GWRGreat Western Railway Milk Brake 1399
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Static use
Number 1399
Other numbers 39035, W1399W, 079062
History
Built 1921
Designed By ChurchwardGeorge Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922
Diagram O13
Lot 1299
Type BY
Length 29ft 4in
Weight 12t 11cwt
Seats None
1967 Entered preservation
1985 Major body overhaul

Carriages

1399 in use as the GW(SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society)A shop, March 2015
GWRGreat Western Railway ChurchwardGeorge Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922 Milk Brake (BY) 1399 is one of a batch of four short-wheelbase vehicles built by the GWRGreat Western Railway at Swindon during the First World War for use as a Pharmacy Car in an ambulance train. It has a length of just 29ft 4in and a weight of 12t 11cwt.[1] The brown livery denotes it as "Non Passenger Carrying Coaching Stock", meaning that as it was fitted with vacuum brakes, it was allowed to run as part of an express passenger train[2]

Service

The coach entered service as Pharmacy Car 39035,[3] and was renumbered 1399 in December 1918 and converted for use as a milk train brake van.[4][1][note 1] It was later used for general parcels traffic[5] before being renumbered 079062 in October 1959[6] for DepartmentalRolling stock used for the railway’s own functions (engineering etc.) rather than for general passenger or goods traffic. use at Worcester.

Preservation

1399 was brought to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society from Worcester on 18 September 1967 having been privately acquired by Mr SHP Higgins. It was initially restored to GWRGreat Western Railway wartime brown livery and saw regular use in works trains.[7] During the winter season, when works trains were run each Sunday, the late Charlie Greenacre developed the idea of cooking a midday stew for the 20 or so members of the Bridgnorth PWPermanent Way gang and a mobile "kitchen" was assembled in 1399 for this purpose.[8]

By 1980 the ownership had been transferred from the late Mr Higgins to the ‘1399 Group’.[9] Ownership would in turn be assumed by the Great Western (SVR) Association. A major overhaul at Bewdley began in early 1984,[10] with the intention of converting the vehicle internally for use as the The Great Western (SVR) Association Shop and also for its possible use in the upcoming ‘Rocket 150’ celebrations at Swindon the following year. As often, the overhaul became ‘a real nightmare job’ requiring repairs to much of the wooden frame and replacement of many steel sheets.[11] The work was completed by summer 1985; the cancellation of the Swindon event meaning it could be moved to its new permanent home in the cattle dock at Bewdley for use as a sales stand to begin.[12]

In 1999 1399 was to be moved into the Bewdley Goods Shed so the GW(SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society)A could re-canvas the roof.[13] Further restoration work was also required which was completed during 2001-2 including repanelling and repainting, fitting of new steel panels to the doors and new gutters.[14]

After serving as the Great Western (SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society) Association shop for many years, 1399 become Bewdley Station Fund Shop in 2016 in a swap of roles which saw the larger 1145 assume the role of GW(SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society)A shop. 1399 is sited in Bewdley Cattle Dock.

See also

References

  1. 1.01.1 Longworth (2018) p.143.
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition
  3. Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
  4. GW(SVR)A 1399 page
  5. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition
  6. Longworth (2018) p.172.
  7. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Sixth Edition.
  8. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 99, ‘Charlie Greenacre, an appreciation by Roger Norfolk’
  9. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Seventh Edition
  10. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 71, Spring 1984
  11. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 173, Autumn 1984
  12. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 77
  13. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 130, Summer 1999
  14. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 142, Winter 2002-3

Notes

  1. Both Longworth and the GW(SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society)A refer to December 1918. The SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition and RHRCS both give a date of 1921.

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