GWR 1086 Full Third
|GWRGreat Western Railway 1086 Full Third|
GWRGreat Western Railway 1086 Full Third
|Built By||GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon|
|Other numbers||W1086, W1096W, 079154, 99234|
|Designed By||CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941|
|1969||Entered preservation on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
They were built at Swindon to Diagram C77 Lot 1593 with 1086 entering service in March 1938.
1086 continued in passenger service in the BRBritish Rail or British Railways Western region until April 1965, when it withdrawn and transferred into Internal User stock as number 079154. It then formed part of GWRGreat Western Railway's 9-coach Swindon test train, further details of which may be found under 1146.
The entire 9-coach test train was sold into preservation in 1969, with the four TKs and Corridor Composite 7284 being bought for the SVRSevern Valley Railway and arriving on 19 December. All four Full Thirds were restored between 1970 and 1974, and saw service on SVR excursions on the main line in the mid to late 1970s (for which 1086 received TOPS Code 99234) as well as on the SVRSevern Valley Railway itself. The coach was also used in Carlton's made-for-TV movie 'Goodnight Mister Tom' in 1998 along with two other Great western coaches.
1086 is in service and is normally used in set GW. It is finished in GWRGreat Western Railway 1934-42 livery featuring the ‘shirt-button’ roundel, and is owned by a Great Western (SVR) Association member.
- Harris (1966) p. 104.
- Longworth (2018) p.55.
- The Great Western (SVR) Association stock list (Retrieved 10 October 2019)