GWR 2119 Full Third
|GWRGreat Western Railway 2119 Full Third|
2119 in Bewdley Yard, August 2020
|Built By||GRCWGloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Gloucester|
|Other numbers||W2119W, 99239|
|Designed By||HawksworthFrederick Hawksworth, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1941-1948|
|1968||Entered preservation on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
2119 was purchased direct from passenger service, arriving on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Didcot on 28 August 1968 and receiving full GWRGreat Western Railway livery in 1979. It was also used as part of the SVRSevern Valley Railway's GWR main line set, for which it was allocated TOPSTotal Operations Processing System, an American computer system adopted by BR from the late 1960s to number and manage rolling stock. number 99239, as well as on the SVRSevern Valley Railway itself.
In October 2017, 2119 was moved outside the joinery shop at Bewdley for a long overdue overhaul to begin, the vehicle having been in store for about thirty years. There was no significant progress in early 2019 with priority being given to the major repair of GWR 9615 Kitchen Diner First; the next task on 2119 being the planned removal of the floor during the summer. It is owned by The Great Western (SVR) Association.
- Longworth (2013) p.56.
- Severn Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
- Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
- SVROnline forum
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 200, Winter 2017
- GW(SVRSevern Valley Railway)A Newsletter, Summer 2019