GWR 55 Riding/Dormitory Van
|GWRGreat Western Railway 55 Riding/Dormitory Van|
GWRGreat Western Railway Riding and Dormitory Van 55 at Bewdley
|Built By||GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon|
|Other Numbers||DW 55|
|Type||4-w riding/dormitory van|
|1973||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
55 in service
55 was built at Swindon in 1908 as part of Lot 571. Initially it was allocated to Trowbridge and later to Westbury, both in Wiltshire.
55 in preservation
55 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Tyseley on 24 November 1973, having been acquired by the GWR 813 Preservation Fund.
55 was moved from Bewdley to Hampton Loade in summer 2016 for temporary use as volunteer accommodation, taking the place of GWR 2426 Toplight Full Third. In November 2016, it was moved to Kidderminster for use as a mess room during the Santa services.
- Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book 9th Edition