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5883 Collett brake third

5883

5883 at Kidderminster Station, September 2005. Photo: Paul Bennett

Collett brake third. Built 1934. Purchased in 1973 from Briton Ferry. These were Collett's first flat ended general service vehicles and showed a number of improvements; mainly the use of flush sided bodies. This vehicle ended its days as a messing van with the signal and telegraph department. Its restoration was reasonably quick and it has served many years on the Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two photos of 5883 in departmental service before it was purchased in 1973 from Briton Ferry, South Wales. Photos: Colin Jenkins

Restoration

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5883 under restoration at Bewdley prior to returning to traffic in 1976.





5883 under overhaul in 2004.

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From 1980-1981 the coach received an overhauled at Bewdley, stripped to frames in Bewdley paint shop. All the seating was renewed with new specially made 1934 GWR style upholstery.

 

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