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Prior to acquisition for the National Collection in 1978, GWR RCK 9605 (departmental TDW150330) was photographed in Swindon Works “A “Shop in October 1977. It is probable 9605 remained there until January 1981, sightings confirming this would be welcomed. Roger Viggers

TypeNumberDisposal
AT160Transferred to Departmental stock as Mobile Work Study Office DW150342. Preserved at Severn Valley Railway 1969, broken up 1969.
BG295Preserved at Steamtown Railway Centre/West Coast Railway Company, Carnforth, Lancashire 1979, broken up c2008.
BG329Transferred to Departmental stock as ADB975795, then to Internal User stock as 024529 based at Marylebone and later Old Oak Common. Acquired for preservation and stored at Crewe Carriage Shed, broken up c2009.
BTK1595Transferred to Departmental stock as DW150359. Acquired for preservation and stored at Crewe Carriage Shed, broken up c2009.
BTK2148Transferred to Departmental stock as DW150403. Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, then to Enterprise Weaving Company, Kidderminster, broken up
BTK2196Transferred to Departmental stock as DW150395. Acquired for preservation and stored at Crewe Carriage Shed, broken up c2009.
BTK2214Transferred to Departmental stock as DW150393. Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, broken up c1999.
BTK2218Transferred to Departmental stock as DW150400. Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, then to Enterprise Weaving Company, Kidderminster, broken up
BTK2249Transferred to Departmental stock as DW150407. Preserved by Swindon Railway Engineering, Swindon Works, Swindon. Fire damaged whilst stored at Marsh Junction, Bristol, broken up 1990.
TK3655Preserved by Great Western Society at Didcot Railway Centre. Body broken up, chassis used for GWR RCK 1580, later 9520.
TK3950Converted to Camping Coach 9876. Transferred to Internal User stock as 060905. Preserved at Bodmin Steam Railway, broken up 1996.
TK3951Converted to Camping Coach 9875. Transferred to Internal User stock as 060904. Preserved at Bodmin Steam Railway. Broken up 1996.
TK4886Transferred to Departmental stock as DW150201. Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, arrived 6/1/73, broken up c1975/76, but body remained in two halves at Bewdley in use as store sheds until finally broken up.
BTK5136Transferred to Internal User stock as 079144. Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, arrived 6/8/67, broken up 1975.
BTK5240Transferred to Departmental stock as DW150272. Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, broken up 1994.
BTK5786Transferred to Departmental stock as DW150338. Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, broken up c1994.
BTK5796Transferred to Departmental stock as DW150341. Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, broken up 1983.
TK5848Transferred to Departmental stock as TDW150029. Preserved at Dean Forest Railway. Disposed of, presumably for scrap c2014.
TK5929Transferred to Departmental stock as TDW150030. Preserved at Dean Forest Railway, then to CIS International, Owler Lane, Birstal, West Yorkshire, then to West Somerset Railway, broken up 2012.
BCK6912Transferred to Internal User stock as 079133. Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, arrived 5/12/74, body broken up, chassis used for the body of GWR SLF 8242, later 9038, at the West Somerset Railway.
RCK9605Transferred to Departmental stock as TDW150330. Acquired from BR for the National Collection in 1978 and initially believed stored at Swindon Works. The above picture confirms its presence there in October 1977 prior to acquisition. No confirmed sightings of it at Swindon between 1978 and 1981 have though been reported. Such sightings would be welcomed. Moved to Resco Railways, Woolwich 5/1/81 for restoration. Unfortunately, it was in a worse condition than had been thought and the restoration was terminated. Moved to Science Museum store at Wroughton, near Swindon c1986. De-accessioned from the National Collection and disposed of to Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway 1994. Body broken up c2012, chassis broken up during 2013.

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