GWR 261 Toplight 'Snake C' Passenger Brake

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GWRGreat Western Railway 261 Toplight 'SnakeGWR telegraphic code signifying a passenger brake van C' Passenger Brake
GWR Churchward 57 Passenger Brake No.261 (7047804459).jpg
GWRGreat Western Railway toplight 'SnakeGWR telegraphic code signifying a passenger brake van C' Passenger Brake 261
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Static use
Number 261
Other numbers W261, W261W
History
Built 1922
Designed By ChurchwardGeorge Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922
Diagram K22
Lot 1281
Type SnakeGWR telegraphic code signifying a passenger brake van C, BG
Length 56ft 11¼in
Seats None
1982 Entered preservation
1996 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

GWRGreat Western Railway ChurchwardGeorge Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922 toplight 'SnakeGWR telegraphic code signifying a passenger brake van C' Passenger Brake (BG) No 261 was built in 1922. Sister 1145 is also on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society. Accommodation consisted of a guard’s compartment situated between two luggage vans, with a corridor along one side to allow passengers to pass through.

It was first preserved in 1982 by the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway for potential use as a catering vehicle. It moved to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society, arriving on 19 March 1996, and was then privately owned. It is now situated adjacent to Highley signal box, where it is used for temporary overnight accommodation.

See also

List of carriages

References

Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
Severn Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition

Links