GWR 5043 Collett bow-ended Corridor Third: now workshop built 1928

GWR 5043 Collett bow-ended Corridor Third: now workshop built 1928This page is a part of the Herritage Railways Carriage Survey project and is hosted on the internet by The Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT), a volunteer body, based on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in the United Kingdom. About the Trust: The Vintage Carriages Trust was formed in the late 1960s by a group of volunteers whose interest was in wooden bodied railway carriages. They could see that there was a need to concentrate on the preservation of these historic items which were in grave danger of disappearing due to the weather and vandalism damage and unsuitability for regular use on preserved railways of the day. The Trust became a Registered Charity in 1981 and a Registered Museum in 1992. The Collection held by the Trust is at present nine historic railway carriages, also three small industrial steam locomotives, and a collection of railway posters and other miscellaneous railway items. The Trust owns the Museum of Rail Travel at Ingrow - the first station from Keighley on the Worth Valley Railway. By three phases of building work over the last ten years this has developed into a large museum display and associated workshop, and is the Trustís headquarters. Although the building is named a

GWR 5043 Collett bow-ended Corridor Third: now workshop built 1928
GWR 5043 Collett bow-ended Corridor Third: now workshop 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
Present Number W5043W
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Extensively rebuilt as workshop during 1950s. P 1981 on SVR. By 08/06 one side now completely repanelled. Extended rebuild continues at Bewdley Yard. 10/2013 - in use as workshop. Ownership 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). It is to be rebuilt over next 5 years internally as a wheelchair accessible Saloon/Buffet Car with disabled toilet and styled externally as a GWR Composite Kitchen Diner of Diagram H33.
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 14/04/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 30/05/2017

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






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