GWR 6045 Bow-end Composite
|GWRGreat Western Railway 6045 Bow-end CompositeCarriage having more than one class of seating, ie First and Third or latterly First and Standard.|
6045 Shewing new body panels on refurbished framework.
|Built By||GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon|
|Designed By||CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941|
|Seats||24 first, 24 third|
|1962||To departmental service|
|1973||Preserved on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
6045 in departmental service
It was converted to a BTU Staff & Dormitory Coach in 1962 and saw DepartmentalRolling stock used for the railway’s own functions (engineering etc.) rather than for general passenger or goods traffic. use as No DW 150293.
6045 in preservation
It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway on 6 January 1973 from Bristol, having been bought by the Great Western (SVR) Association. Since then it had been stored in various locations on the SVRSevern Valley Railway, but moved to Bewdley Down Yard in 2014 for restoration to begin. Work began in earnest in 2015; progress on the restoration was shown on the Great Western (SVRSevern Valley Railway) Association website. In October 2018 the coach moved to Carriage Repair Works at Kidderminster.
In January 2020 the GW(SVRSevern Valley Railway)A announced plans for a launch train on Sunday 31 May 2020 to celebrate the entry of 6045 into service. The restoration was completed in April 2020, although plans for the launch train were put on hold by the 2020 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
- Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (Retrieved 5 July 2019)
- GW(SVRSevern Valley Railway)A Newsletter, Winter 2020 edition
- GW(SVR)A News page, April 2020
Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
Great Western (SVRSevern Valley Railway) Association
- 6045 on Railway Heritage Register On-Line
- 6045 on gw-svr-a.org.uk
- Restoration progress on gw-svr-a.org.uk