GWR 2119 Full Third
|GWR 2119 Full Third|
2119 in Bewdley Yard, August 2020
|Built By||GRCW Gloucester|
|Other numbers||W2119W, 99239|
|1968||Entered preservation on SVR|
GWR Hawksworth Corridor Third (TK) No 2119 was ordered by the GWR before nationalisation, but completed on behalf of BR(W) by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Works in April 1949 as lot no 1720 to diagram C82. 2119 has the characteristic Hawksworth sloping ended roof profile and 64ft length. It seats the normal 64 passengers in 8 compartments, but had an oak interior rather than the more usual mahogany. There is a toilet in the cross-vestibule at each end. There are also two central doors per side, those on the compartment side being in the third and sixth compartments.
2119 was purchased direct from passenger service, arriving on the SVR from Didcot on 28 August 1968 and receiving full GWR livery in 1979. It was also used as part of the SVR's GWR main line set, for which it was allocated TOPS number 99239, as well as on the SVR itself.
In October 2017, 2119 was moved outside the joinery shop at Bewdley Down Yard for a long overdue overhaul to begin, the vehicle having been in store for about thirty years. Priority was being given to the major repair of GWR 9615 Kitchen Diner First; the next task on 2119 was the planned removal of the floor during 2019. It is owned by the Great Western (SVR) Association.
By 2022 work on 9615 was paused, but work on 2119 had not started. It was mooted that The LNER (SVR) Coach Fund may take this as a project after 9581.
- ↑ Longworth (2013) p.56.
- ↑ Severn Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
- ↑ Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
- ↑ SVROnline forum
- ↑ SVR News 200, Winter 2017
- ↑ GW(SVR)A Newsletter, Summer 2019