GWR 9 Riding/Dormitory Van
89 is a GWRGreat Western Railway 4-wheel Riding and Dormitory Van. In service these ran paired with 6-wheel Tool vans such as GWR 66, and were stationed at GWRGreat Western Railway loco sheds. The Tool and Riding Van pairs would be required to attend mishaps as fast as possible and were vacuum-braked to allow running at near express speeds.
9 was built at Swindon in 1912. It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Danygraig, Swansea in May 1972, and is situated in Bewdley yard.
Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
Severn Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition