GWR 5883 Brake Third
5883 is a 57ft Corridor Brake Third (BTK) with seating for 32 passengers in 4 compartments, in addition to a large luggage compartment and Guards compartment. It was designed by CB CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941, the CMEChief Mechanical Engineer of the GWRGreat Western Railway, and built in 1934. Earlier GWRGreat Western Railway coaches were notable for their bow-ended design, but CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 discontinued this feature in 1933.
5833 was bought by the The Great Western (SVR) Association in 1973 from Briton Ferry in South Wales, where it had been in use as an engineers vehicle. Following restoration, it entered service in 1976. In a later overhaul, 5883 was one of the first SVRSevern Valley Railway coaches to have the seating renewed with reproduction GWRGreat Western Railway-pattern upholstery.
SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book 9th Edition
Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey