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Newspaper Article ref trip to see the restored Carriage
Article from Carriage & Wagon News Jan 2013, issue No 409
Narrative by a lady who lived in the Carriage
Carriage before restoration
Carriage awaiting restoration
Carriage 353 as a home
Narrative printed in the Underground Pioneer commemorative brochure
A hand sketch of where Carriage 353 was located in Shrivenham
Some occupants of the carriage

History of Railway Carriage based in Shrivenham known as Carriage 353

History of a Railway Carriage No 353 built to operate on the Metropolitain Railway in 1892 and then transferred to the WC & P Railway in Somerset.  On closure brought to Shrivenham in 1940 and used at various times as Tailors Shop, Cobblers, Antque Shop and Home, stationed at the top of Catherines Close and removed in 1974.  Now refurbished by London Transport. The file in the archives contains further information on this carriage.

To read a separate article written by John Clements please go HERE


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