GWR 5043 Collett bow-ended Corridor Third (later, mess van) built 1928

GWR 5043 Collett bow-ended Corridor Third (later, mess van) built 1928

GWR 5043 Collett bow-ended Corridor Third (later, mess van) built 1928
GWR 5043 Collett bow-ended Corridor Third (later, mess van) built 1928

 

Present Location Severn Valley
County Location Worcestershire
Designed For GWR
Build Location Swindon
Diagram number C54
Lot number 1383
Type TK
First Number 5043
Later Numbers DW150301 W5043W
Present Number 9581
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Extensively converted about 1960 to a mess van for the Swindon Brakedown Train. P 1981 and moved to SVR. By 08/06: one side now completely repanelled as part of rebuild under way at Bewdley Yard. By 10/2013: in use as workshop for 2857 Society. Ownership then transferred from 2857 Society to Great Western (SVR) Association by 11/14 and then to SVR (Holdings) by 04/17 in exchange for GWR 4786 (qv). 06/19: 5043 is now known as GWR 9581 (a number formerly carried by a Diagram H33 composite dining car) and is currently being extensively rebuilt at Bewdley by the LNER Carriage Group, into a wheelchair accessible saloon and buffet car for use with the SVR's GW2 set. This restoration project commenced in November 2017 and is expected to be complete in 2021/2.
Owner Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) plc
External Structural Condition Fair
Internal Structural Condition Derelict/Not Present
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Poor and Incomplete
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Poor
Degree of Internal Authenticity None
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Fair
Rarity Several
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 25/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 01/03/2019
Photo by SVR LNER Carriage Group
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 14/06/2019

Richard Gunning 28/03/2017. Seen during shunting operation
Richard Gunning 28/03/2017. Seen during shunting operation

SVR LNER Carriage Group 01/03/2019
SVR LNER Carriage Group 01/03/2019

SVR LNER Carriage Group 01/03/2019
SVR LNER Carriage Group 01/03/2019


 

 

















 

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