GWR 118 Tool/Riding Van

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GWRGreat Western Railway 118 Tool/Riding Van
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GWRGreat Western Railway 118 (Gareth Price)
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Number 118
Other Numbers DW 118[1]
Built 1904
Type 4-w riding/dormitory van
Telegraphic code n/a
1968 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway

Goods Wagons

GWRGreat Western Railway Tool/Riding Van No 118 was built at Swindon in 1904. It is the SVRSevern Valley Railway's only example of a short-wheelbase riding van. It had sleeping space for 4 people and could seat up to 20.[2]

It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway on 4 May 1968 from Stourbridge where it had been paired with GWR 112 Breakdown Tool Van which arrived at the same time.[2]

In November 2013 the Severn Valley Railway Association announced a plan to convert this riding van into a type of flexible family-friendly volunteer overnight accommodation, and organised a raffle to raise funds for this.

See also

List of goods wagons


  1. Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
  2. 2.0 2.1 SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition

Severn Valley Railway Association