Barry Railway Carriage 163 at Hampton Loade Station
Barry Railway Carriage Trust was formed in 2009 to restore former Barry Railway carriage 163 to service on the Severn Valley Railway. We are based at Hampton Loade Station with a workshop and sales shop. 163 was built in 1895 and saw service on the Barry Railway in South Wales before withdrawal in 1928 when it was sold for use as a summer house on the Clent Hills. The coach was saved for preservation in 1992 and has been undergoing restoration at Hampton Loade ever since. More than £50,000 has been spent on the restoration since we began.
So far the roof and bodywork have been repaired, all doors repaired or replaced, partitions between the compartments re-instated and the coach has been mounted onto a replacement underframe.
April 2019 - Read about our recent work on the Lincrusta wall and ceiling panels by clicking HERE
We are planning to raise at least another £25,000 to accomplish this. A sizeable part of this will be for the coach to go through Kidderminster Carriage Works prior to being accepted into traffic.
We hope that you share our aim of returning 163 to service and can help make it happen.