GWR 4786 Full Third
|GWRGreat Western Railway 4786 Full Third|
GWRGreat Western Railway 4786 (Gareth Price)
|Built By||GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon|
|Status||Restoration in progress|
|Other numbers||DW 150208, KDW150208|
|Designed By||CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941|
|1986||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
|2013||Replaced as dormitory coach|
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.
4786 in service
It was used on cross country and express services until the late 1950s, before being converted for departmental use as DW150208 with S&TSignals & Telegraph at Shrewsbury.
4786 in preservation
The coach was originally bought by SVR(H), arriving from the Coleham Depot at Shrewsbury on 7 September 1986 along with former resident sister coach 4872. It was latterly used as accommodation at Kidderminster until October 2013.
In March 2017 the Great Western (SVR) Assoc. exchanged GWR 9581 Wheelchair accessible Buffet Car (then GWRGreat Western Railway 5043 Full Third) for 4786 with the latter becoming their next project on completion of the restoration of GWR 6045 Bow-end Composite. It will go towards and complete the 1920s GW set. 4786, being from 1926, will be returned to the fully lined GW livery with pseudo panelling and the ornate garter crest, as found on the 'Toplights'.
4786 was moved from Kidderminster to Bewdley Down Yard in October 2018 for work to begin in earnest. Much of the framework is in good order and the coach is fairly complete, with a surprising amount of the original having survived. Links to the GW(SVRSevern Valley Railway)A 4786 restoration page and the SVRSevern Valley Railway-Online 4786 restoration discussion thread are shown below.
See alsoList of carriages
Rolling stock currently under restoration
ReferencesRailway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
- SVRLive 30 March 2017
- GW(SVR)A news (Retrieved 18 May 2017)
- GW(SVR)A website (Retrieved 24 September 2018)
- SVR Forum, 24 September 2018
- GW(SVR)A 4786 Restoration page
- SVR-Online 4786 Restoration thread
- GW(SVR)A stock page
- 4786 on vintagecarriagestrust.orgCarriages on the SVRSevern Valley Railway
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