BR 4399 Tourist Standard Open

Page updated on: 16/11/17 at 22:20

History

4399 was built in 1957 and arrived on the SVR in May 1983.  It is owned by the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust which in May 2016 won £75,000 in a Department for Transport competition to part-fund the restoration and conversion of 4599 into a dedicated wheelchair-accessible carriage.

Add your support by texting SVRC00 and your £amount to 70070.

November 16th 2017

Partially restored carriage 4399 is usually to be found alongside the platform at Bridgnorth, where it's being restored. However on November 17th it will be hauled to Kidderminster, so it can be turned before travelling back up to Bridgnorth, with the other side facing the platform, all ready for painting. The move will be streamed live on the SVR's Facebook page.

Restoring 4399 is part of a larger SVR Charitable Trust project to upgrade the Railway’s wheelchair accessible trains, and has received funding from the Department for Transport. It also includes the conversion of Collett 5043 into wheelchair-accessible dining accommodation and new lightweight ramps for each wheelchair carriage at the SVR.

If you would like to help us continue this marvellous restoration work at the Railway – you can donate online 

Many thanks!

www.svrtrust.org.uk

January 16th 2017

A busy weekend for volunteers restoring coach No. 4399 in Bridgnorth.

Paul Thursfield was ‘digging out’ the floor that has rotted away after 20 years of outdoor storage and corrosion, while Hugh McQuade and Dave Millward were measuring up for one of the new doorway edge panels.

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