GWR 4786 Full Third

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GWRGreat Western Railway 4786 Full Third
GWR 4786 GarethPrice.jpg
GWRGreat Western Railway 4786 (Gareth Price)
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Stored awaiting overhaul
Number 4786
Other numbers DW 150208
History
Built 1926
Designed By CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941
Diagram C54
Lot 1369
Type TK
1986 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway

Carriages

GWRGreat Western Railway CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 Bow-Ended Coach No 4786 is a standard 57ft full third coach, completed in Spring 1926 to diagram C54, lot 1369. The internal layout as built seated 64 passengers in eight compartments, with a side corridor and a toilet cubicle at each end. It later saw DepartmentalRolling stock used for the railway’s own functions (engineering etc.) rather than for general passenger or goods traffic. use as No DW 150208.

4786 in preservation

The coach was originally bought by SVR(H) and was latterly used as accommodation at Kidderminster.

In March 2017 the Great Western (SVR) Assoc. exchanged GWR 5043 Full Third for 4786 and this coach will become their next project on completion of the restoration of GWR 6045 Bow-end Composite.[1] It will go towards and complete the 1920s GW set. 4786, being from 1926, will be returned to the fully lined GW livery with the ornate garter crest, as found on the 'Toplights'.[2]

As of September 2018 framework repairs have begun and it is shortly to be moved from Kidderminster to the Bewdley Carriage & Wagon Department for work to begin in earnest.[3][4]

See also

List of carriages Rolling stock currently under restoration

References

Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey

SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
  1. SVRLive 30 March 2017
  2. GW(SVR)A news (Retrieved 18 May 2017)
  3. GW(SVR)A website (Retrieved 24 September 2018)
  4. SVR Forum, 24 September 2018

Links

4786 on vintagecarriagestrust.org
GW(SVR)A stock page