GWR 9369 Nondescript Saloon
|GWRGreat Western Railway 9369 Nondescript Saloon|
GWRGreat Western Railway 9369 Nondescript Saloon
|Built By||GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon|
|Designed By||CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941|
|Seats||44 unclassified (as built)|
|1972||Preserved on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
9369 was ordered in 1915 as a successor to the 1912 ChurchwardGeorge Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922 ‘toplight’ prototype 9055, but due to the First World War it was not delivered until 1923, by which time CB CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 had succeeded GJ ChurchwardGeorge Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922 as CMEChief Mechanical Engineer. Unlike the prototype, 9369 did not actually have toplight windows. It included a small brake compartment, although in service this was probably use for storage of hampers rather than as accommodation for a guard.
Like the prototype, 9369 was an unclassified or ‘nondescript’ saloon (ie not allocated to any specific class such as first or third), and was used for private hire.
9369 spent most of its service life at Bristol. After withdrawal it saw departmental use as a Brake Third Open (BTO) numbered DW 150128, at Shrewsbury and Walsall, Norton Junction from where it arrived on 6 September 1972. It was originally purchased by a private owner, Mr John Tarrant, who oversaw a 10-year restoration.
9369 is now owned by The Great Western (SVR) Association. It is normally seen in the Toplights set, but was moved into Kidderminster carriage works for a bogie overhaul in September 2016. It is finished in GWRGreat Western Railway 1934-42 livery featuring the ‘shirt-button’ roundel.
SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book, Ninth Edition
Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey