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GWR Brake Third 6515

This coach was built by the Great Western Railway in its Swindon works to a Collet design as a compartmented brake third.
It was conerted to work in permanent way trains and was rescued by the Worcester Locomotive Society for use at their Hereford site.  When they had to move due to expansion of the Bulmers factory they brought it down to Devon.
It hasn't been restored, but rebuilt as an open third with accomodation for wheel chairs.  Due to its design with large picture windows it makes a welcome change for wheel chair bound passengers who would otherwise have to travel in a luggage van.

GWR Brake Third 6515 in Buckfastleigh platform
6515 at Buckfastleigh in 2003 (Photo Mike Comben)
 
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