GWR 9 Riding/Dormitory Van

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GWRGreat Western Railway 9 Riding/Dormitory Van
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GWRGreat Western Railway Riding and Dormitory Van 9
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Static use
Number 9
Other Numbers DW 9[1]
Built 1912
Lot 695[1]
Type 4-w riding/dormitory van
Telegraphic code n/a
1972 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway

Goods Wagons

9 is a GWRGreat Western Railway 4-wheel Riding and Dormitory Van. In service these ran paired with 6-wheel Tool vans such as GWR 66, and were stationed at GWRGreat Western Railway loco sheds. The Tool and Riding Van pairs would be required to attend mishaps as fast as possible and were vacuum-braked to allow running at near express speeds.

9 was built at Swindon in 1912. It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Danygraig, Swansea on 2 May 1972,[2] and is situated in Bewdley Down Yard where it is used as a store by The 4150 Fund.

See also

List of goods wagons


  1. 1.0 1.1 Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
  2. Severn Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition


9 on Railway Heritage Register On-Line