GWR 1087 Full Third
|GWRGreat Western Railway 1087 Full Third|
GWRGreat Western Railway Full Third 1087 (furthest, centre)
|Built By||GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon|
|Status||Stored awaiting overhaul|
|Other numbers||079158, 99235|
|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 number C77 as lot number 1593, with 1087 entering service in March 1938.
1087 continued in passenger service in the BRBritish Rail or British Railways Western region as W1087W until April 1965, when it withdrawn and transferred into Internal User stock as number 079154.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 1087 received TOPS Code 99235) as well as on the SVRSevern Valley Railway itself.
1087 is owned by The Great Western (SVR) Association.