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Wartime ambulance carriage in No 19 (C) Shop, 1915

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This image shows carriage No. 9024, an ex-invalid coach, suspended in the Carriage Lifting Shop at Swindon Works. The date is March 1915 and the carriage is being converted into a military ambulance train for service in the First World War. A red cross can be seen on the side of the vehicle and another cross would have been painted on the roof. It is also noted that the carriage is fitted with a Westinghouse brake system, in addition to a vacuum brake. This was an essential fitting and allowed the carriage to run over any railway in the country

Copyright © STEAM Museum of the GWR

Media ID 446724

Date: 25th April 2007

Image Size: 3000 x 2383 Pixels

Filesize is 0.65MB

Associated Categories: No 19 Shop

Associated Categories: First World War

Associated Categories: Ambulance Trains

Keywords: 19 shop, 1915, ambulance carriage, carriage works, first world war, lifting, swindon works, ww1