17th March 1957

Imperial College Railway Society / City & Guilds Engineering Society
The Severn Tunnel and Sudbrook Pumping Station

DMU Used W16W ?& W31W? (2)

Route :

DMU Route
W??W (2)

London Paddington - Portskewett

W??W (2) Portskewett - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required - photographed at Gloucester Central and Sudbrook (in that order?).
(2) Confirmation is required as to the Railcar(s) used and, if more than one was used, where they were swapped. The photo below at Gloucester Central of a railcar bearing the ICRS headboard was stated to be W31W in an adjoining caption however the Railcar in the photo is of the earlier body design (up to W18W). In the photo album but in the photo at
Sudbrook the railcar identity (on the back of the photo) is given as W16W - so was this railcar in fact used throughout?

Sources : John Debens & Alan Williams

Photo Review

W??W at Gloucester Central (photo: The John Debens Collection)

W16W and party at Sudbrook (photo: The John Debens Collection)

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

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