GWR 238 Hawksworth Autotrailer Third built 1954

GWR 238 Hawksworth Autotrailer Third built 1954

GWR 238 Hawksworth Autotrailer Third built 1954
GWR 238 Hawksworth Autotrailer Third built 1954

 

Present Location Severn Valley
County Location Worcestershire
Designed For GWR
Build Location Swindon
Built by BR
Diagram number A43
Lot number 1766
Type Autotrailer
First Number 238
Later Numbers Charlotte, Chaffinch
Present Number 238 Chaffinch
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P pre 1972 Paignton & Dartmouth. Brown/cream livery. Public address fitted. Non-authentic upholstery. Brake van area converted. Corridor connection fitted one end. Named "Charlotte" by 8/01. To Dean Forest by 5/08. To SVR Carriage Contracts (the former Severn Valley Carriage Restoration Department at Bewdley, now a stand-alone profit centre: this was their first "outside" contract) for full restoration. Completed and back to Dean Forest by 06/11. Now in early 1960s BR lined maroon and named "Chaffinch" (as intended when originally built, but never carried). Again to Severn Valley by 03/14.
Owner Dart Valley Railway plc
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 22/08/2004
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 03/09/2013
Photo by Alan Tagg
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 26/04/2016


 

 














 

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