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Newspaper article ref making the trip to see the restored carriage
The article contained in the Carriage & Wagon News, dated Jan 2013, issue 409
Narrative by a lady who once lived in the carriage
The carriage before restoration
Carriage awaiting restoration
Carriage 353 when it was being used as a home
Narrative printed in the Underground Pioneer commemorative brochure
A hand drawn sketch, simple but effective, of where the carriage was kept in Shrivenham for many years
Some of the 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

Christine Edwards lived in the railway carriage after she got maried in 1954. To read her story about her time there please go HERE


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