GWR 6045 Bow-end Composite

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GWRGreat Western Railway 6045 is a Corridor CompositeCarriage having more than one class of seating, ie First and Third or latterly First and Standard. (CK) carriage, having four first class compartments to seat 24 passengers and three third class compartments also to seat 24 passengers. It was built in 1928 to Diagram E132, an early CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 design having flush sides and bow ends. It also has toilets at each end and external doors to each compartment on the non-corridor side.

The carriage 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 150293. It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society in January 1973 from Bristol, having been bought by the Great Western (SVR) Association. Since then it has been stored in various locations on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society, but moved to Bewdley in 2014 for restoration to begin. Progress on the restoration is shown on the Great Western (SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society) Association website.

Sources

Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition
Great Western (SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society) Association

Links

6045 on vintagecarriagestrust.org
6045 on gw-svr-a.org.uk
Restoration progress on gw-svr-a.org.uk

See also

Carriages