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Joe2027



Joined: 22 Jun 2007
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Location: Wednesfield

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: Coach M25772 Reply with quote

I think I've the correct coach number. It's in a terrible state, maroon paint work heavily faded and peeling off, and the roof is rusty.

When is it going to be re-painted?
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hassell_a



Joined: 18 Sep 2004
Posts: 1431
Location: Shropshire

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why, are you offering to help?
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walton_cw



Joined: 02 Jul 2003
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Location: Bridgnorth

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This vehicle is temporarily in the formation replacing coaches from this coaching formation that are being revarnished.

In pre carriage shed days many more vehicles were in this condition and with over 50 coaches in service C&W were fighting a losing battle. Keeping on top of the condition of the restored vehicles leaves progressively less time to take in hand a coach that needs a lot of work to improve its appearance.

Eventually it will be done.
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WaltTFB



Joined: 17 Mar 2007
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Location: Shrewsbury

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the one that normally lives at Arley station?
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CliffW



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No thats M16169. I have pics of it post repaint early 90s, but time has taken its toll. How sad is that - knowing the coah running numbers on the line with 350 miles between it and me?!?!?!
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hunter_i



Joined: 07 Jul 2003
Posts: 249

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the many strengths of the SVR is having the largest? number of carriages in service of any preserved railway, yet thanks to the carriage shed, the workshop and expert repairers, almost all? of the running fleet is now in excellent condition. The original policy of not accepting derelict carriages was also clearly sound.

I do however feel for the many railways with such large numbers of unrestored carriages in open storage. Simple maths sadly suggests they have lost the battle.
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boldford



Joined: 11 Aug 2005
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Location: Glad to be no longer stuck on that linear parking lot known better as the M6

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hunter_i wrote:
The original policy of not accepting derelict carriages was also clearly sound.


http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/7960/7960-restoration.html

Excuse me. Many were accepted in a derelict state. The above being mearly one example. Thankfully the SVR has several very dedicated teams that turn such nasties into the gems they are today.
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Joe2027



Joined: 22 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

boldford wrote:
hunter_i wrote:
The original policy of not accepting derelict carriages was also clearly sound.


http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/7960/7960-restoration.html

Excuse me. Many were accepted in a derelict state. The above being mearly one example. Thankfully the SVR has several very dedicated teams that turn such nasties into the gems they are today.


Certainly not taking anything away from the team that return old coaches to superb running condition they are very beautiful . Noticing that the coach is built of wood, shows me why many people died in accidents. I expect the coach would disintegrate in a high speed crash. To think such coaches where being pulled at 100 mph or more. Shocked
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cherry_p



Joined: 17 Sep 2003
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Location: Solihull

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The coach you are talking about is 25771, not 2.

A few years ago, quite a few coaches were in that state.

A combination of having the Carriage Shed at Kidder, and adopting the policy of ensuring that coaches in good condiition stayed that way before spending time attempting to patch up the tatty ones has paid off.
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