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Carriage Collection

Background imageCarriage Collection: Royal Saloon No. 233, 1909

Royal Saloon No. 233, 1909
An plush interior view of Royal saloon number 233 (later 9002). This carriage was originally built for Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee in 1897

Background imageCarriage Collection: Buffet Car from the 1930s

Buffet Car from the 1930s

Background imageCarriage Collection: Brake third carriage No. 4006

Brake third carriage No. 4006
Built in 1936 to diagram D117

Background imageCarriage Collection: Open Brake Third Carriage, No. 651

Open Brake Third Carriage, No. 651
Built to Diagram No. D130 (Lot 1644) in 1940

Background imageCarriage Collection: Third Class Carriage No. 3277, built 1905

Third Class Carriage No. 3277, built 1905
Dreadnought Stock. Built to diagram C24

Background imageCarriage Collection: Excursion Stock Open Third Class Carriage, 1936

Excursion Stock Open Third Class Carriage, 1936
Classic art deco style interior. Built in May 1936 to diagram C71

Background imageCarriage Collection: GWR First Class Sleeper Car, 1946

GWR First Class Sleeper Car, 1946
A female passenger is having her morning tea delivered to her in one of the GWRs first class sleeping car compartments. The attentant delivering the tea stayed in the carriage

Background imageCarriage Collection: No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1913

No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1913
The large expanse that is the carriage body shop can be seen here. Several carriage bodies can be seen lined up as they are assembed

Background imageCarriage Collection: Steam Rail Motor Car, number 80

Steam Rail Motor Car, number 80
Steam rail motor number 80 is seen here at an unknown location on the GWR network. It was built in 1906 by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company to Q diagram and lot number 1101

Background imageCarriage Collection: Mess room of No. 16 Ambulance train, March 1915

Mess room of No. 16 Ambulance train, March 1915
No.16 Ambulance train was built at Swindon Works in 1915 and was paid for by the United Kingdom Flour Millers Association. It was equipped with patient beds, a pharmacy and treatment rooms

Background imageCarriage Collection: No. 16 ambulance train ward carriage, April 1915

No. 16 ambulance train ward carriage, April 1915
Built at Swindon Works in 1915 and paid for by the United Kingdom Flour Millers Association. The ward carriages had a three tier folding bunk system that allowed patients to be either sat up or lying

Background imageCarriage Collection: End of brake third carriage, No. 5871

End of brake third carriage, No. 5871
Built to diagram D117

Background imageCarriage Collection: Internal view of brake third carriage No. 1323

Internal view of brake third carriage No. 1323
Built in 1939 for the Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway to diagram D129

Background imageCarriage Collection: Brake third class carriage No. 1323

Brake third class carriage No. 1323
Built in 1939 for the Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway to diagram D129

Background imageCarriage Collection: Third class carriage no. 1329

Third class carriage no. 1329
Built in 1939 for the Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway to diagram C80

Background imageCarriage Collection: Composite Carriage No. 6572

Composite Carriage No. 6572
Built in 1928 to diagram E134

Background imageCarriage Collection: Passenger brake third carriage No. 5528

Passenger brake third carriage No. 5528
Bult in 1928 to diagram D101

Background imageCarriage Collection: First Class Compartment of Composite Carriage

First Class Compartment of Composite Carriage
Cornish Riviera/Torbay Ltd stock. Built 1929 to diagram No E137

Background imageCarriage Collection: Brake Composite Carriage, No. 7061

Brake Composite Carriage, No. 7061
Built to Diagram E159 (Lot 1590) in 1938

Background imageCarriage Collection: No. 7071 Double Slip Composite Carriage, 1938

No. 7071 Double Slip Composite Carriage, 1938
This official elevation image shows double slip composite carriage no.7071. It was built in 1938 to diagram F24

Background imageCarriage Collection: Brake thrid carriage No. W4972

Brake thrid carriage No. W4972
Built in 1927 to diagram D98

Background imageCarriage Collection: Brake Composite Carriage, No. 6487

Brake Composite Carriage, No. 6487
Built to Diagram No. E159 (Lot 1589) in 1938

Background imageCarriage Collection: No. 7069 Double Slip Composite Carriage, 1938

No. 7069 Double Slip Composite Carriage, 1938
This photograph shows double slip composite carriage no.7069. It was built in 1938 to diagram F24, and shows the guard compartment at the near end

Background imageCarriage Collection: No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, c1920s

No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, c1920s
Several men can be seen here working on building coaches in No 4 Shop. The carriages are in varying stages from early frameworks to near completion

Background imageCarriage Collection: Carriage No. 4329 from US General Dwight D. Eisenhowers Alive train in 1942

Carriage No. 4329 from US General Dwight D. Eisenhowers Alive train in 1942
One of the most important areas in which the GWR was asked to support both the war effort and the US army was in the provision of what was codenamed the Alive train which was to be used by the US

Background imageCarriage Collection: Brake Composite Carriage No. 6820

Brake Composite Carriage No. 6820
Built in 1936 to diagram E147

Background imageCarriage Collection: C30e 001

C30e 001
Third Class Carriages, C30e 001

Background imageCarriage Collection: GWR Third class sleeping carriage, 1928

GWR Third class sleeping carriage, 1928
Third class sleeping carriages were introduced in the late 1920s to provide affordable overnight travel for passengers. This image shows four women sharing a carriage with bunk beds

Background imageCarriage Collection: GWR Third Class sleeping car, 1946

GWR Third Class sleeping car, 1946
A male passenger is having his morning tea delivered to him in one of the GWRs third class sleeping car compartments. The attentant delivering the tea stayed in the carriage

Background imageCarriage Collection: Passenger Brake Third Carriage, No. 5133

Passenger Brake Third Carriage, No. 5133
Built in 1928 to diagram D101

Background imageCarriage Collection: No. 1080 Corridor Carriage, Third Class

No. 1080 Corridor Carriage, Third Class
This image shows an interior view of a compartment in third class corridor carriage No. 1080, built in 1938 to diagram C77

Background imageCarriage Collection: Pharmacy car of No. 16 Ambulance train, March 1915

Pharmacy car of No. 16 Ambulance train, March 1915
No.16 Ambulance train was built at Swindon Works in 1915 and was paid for by the United Kingdom Flour Millers Association. It was equipped with patient beds, a pharmacy and treatment rooms

Background imageCarriage Collection: Brake Third Carriage compartment, 1939

Brake Third Carriage compartment, 1939
Interior of a third class carriage compartment. This compartment was a non-corridor carriage and access was from an external door. This carriage was built in March 1939 to diagram D129

Background imageCarriage Collection: No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1949

No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1949
This image shows an experimental aluminium frame attached to a wooden carriage body. The GWR experimented all the time in order to improve their rolling stock, in terms of speed and efficiency

Background imageCarriage Collection: No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1953

No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1953
Construction of British Railways standard coaches. The main frame is held to shape by a jig whilst two men use blow torches to fix metal pieces in place

Background imageCarriage Collection: Railway carriage converted to an ambulance ward car, c1939

Railway carriage converted to an ambulance ward car, c1939
This internal view of an ambulance ward car gives a clear image of both the ingenuity used in converting rolling stock for medical use, but also the cramped conditions endured within these vehicles

Background imageCarriage Collection: A corridor brake composite carriage converted into a rail mobile emergency canteen, 1941

A corridor brake composite carriage converted into a rail mobile emergency canteen, 1941
In November 1941 this 56 feet corridor brake composite carriage was converted at Swindon Works into a rail mobile emergency canteen

Background imageCarriage Collection: First Class Saloon, Restaurant Car, 1946

First Class Saloon, Restaurant Car, 1946
An interior publicity shot of the first class saloon in composite restaurant carriage no.9672, with passengers enjoying refreshments served by GWR staff. This carriage was built in 1938 to diagram H57

Background imageCarriage Collection: No. 9672 Composite Restaurant Carriage Corridor, 1945

No. 9672 Composite Restaurant Carriage Corridor, 1945
An interior view of the corridor in composite restaurant carriage no.9672, taken in 1945. This restaurant car was built in 1938 to diagram H57

Background imageCarriage Collection: Third Class Saloon, Restaurant Car, 1946

Third Class Saloon, Restaurant Car, 1946
An interior publicity shot of the third class saloon in composite restaurant carriage no.9672, with passengers about to be served refreshments by GWR staff

Background imageCarriage Collection: Restaurant Car Kitchen, 1946

Restaurant Car Kitchen, 1946
An interior view of the kitchen on composite restaurant carriage no.9672, taken in 1946. This carriage was built in 1938 to diagram H57

Background imageCarriage Collection: First Class Saloon, Restaurant Car, 1938

First Class Saloon, Restaurant Car, 1938
An interior view of the first class saloon in composite restaurant carriage no.9674. This carriage was built in 1938 to diagram H57

Background imageCarriage Collection: Third Class Saloon, Restaurant Car, 1938

Third Class Saloon, Restaurant Car, 1938
An interior view of the third class saloon in composite restaurant carriage no.9672, with the tables set for dining and furnishings provided by Hamptons. This carriage was built in 1938 to diagram H57

Background imageCarriage Collection: No. 9672 Composite Restaurant Carriage

No. 9672 Composite Restaurant Carriage
This photograph shows composite diner carriage no.9672, with the kitchen in the middle of the carriage. It was built in 1938 to diagram H57

Background imageCarriage Collection: No. 9674 Composite Restaurant Carriage

No. 9674 Composite Restaurant Carriage
This official elevation image shows composite diner carriage no.9674, with the first and third class saloons at opposite ends of the carriage

Background imageCarriage Collection: No. 66 Passenger Brake Van, 1941

No. 66 Passenger Brake Van, 1941
This photograph shows passenger brake van no.66. It was built in 1941 to diagram K44, and later became a parcels train brake van

Background imageCarriage Collection: No. 69 Passenger Brake Van, 1941

No. 69 Passenger Brake Van, 1941
This official elevation image shows passenger brake van carriage no.69. It was built in 1941 to diagram K44, and later became a parcels train brake van

Background imageCarriage Collection: No. 6111 Corridor Composite Carriage, 1937

No. 6111 Corridor Composite Carriage, 1937
This official elevation image shows corridor composite carriage no.6111. It was built in 1937 to diagram E155, and has the GWR coat of arms as part of its livery



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