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Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Museum

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GRCWM

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Hello everyone,

My name is Aaron and I am new to this forum.

My fiancé, father, a friend and I as of March 2016 formed a museum in Gloucester dedicated to the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company (1860-1986).

One of our aims it to preserve at least one of every item of rolling stock surviving in the UK which was built by the company for display in the museum once we have a permanent location, at the moment the museum is a portable mobile collection of items relating to Gloucester but we are currently looking for items of rolling stock which was manufactured by the company for us to help preserve and restore to their former glory.

Thank you.

Kindest regards,

Aaron, Leo, Paul and Alan
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Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Museum
Email:[email protected]
Website: grcwm.jimdo.com
 
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theblackwatch

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There is already a charity, the Gloucester Railcar Trust, which recently returned its DMU to traffic more than 20 years after it last operated.
 

GRCWM

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Hello theblackwatch

Thank you for your message,we do understand this and know of the trust.

Our museum is for the entire Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company history etc and not just for its railcars, DMU's etc. We are all about the preservation of the company and its history and the museum will be dedicated to the company and will preserve as much of the companies history as pysically possible, you can find out more about the museum on our website at www.grcwm.jimdo.com
 
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Good luck i hope you succeed in getting your museum up and running.

If only there could be something like that for the BRCWCo and Metro Cammell in Brum...
 

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Good luck i hope you succeed in getting your museum up and running.

If only there could be something like that for the BRCWCo and Metro Cammell in Brum...

Sadly the BRCW buildings were demolished as recently as last year and the Met Cam buildings will be going the same way when HS2's construction reaches Birmingham.
 

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I mean a museum for all the stock they built around the world, a lot of it being withdrawn recently and over the next few years (HK, Glasgow, LU). A transport museum for Birmingham hmm what a nice idea. Anyway off-topic...
 

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I mean a museum for all the stock they built around the world, a lot of it being withdrawn recently and over the next few years (HK, Glasgow, LU).

The old BRCW plant could have made a good museum.
 

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Hello Everyone,

I am one of 4 founding members of a new museum which was formed in March 2016 and is currently being set up dedicated to the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Limited and all other associated companies.

Our aims include, locating, promoting and helping preserve the history of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company for the benefit and education of the public.

We aim to locate, purchase, acquire GRC&W built rolling stock from various locations from within the UK and overseas, restore these vehicles and house them in a purpose built museum within Gloucestershire.

We are aware that Carriages and Wagons are sometimes overlooked by many on any railway both mainline and heritage and it is our aim to try and help other groups and societies change this.

As a museum dedicated to Railway Rolling Stock we understand how important rolling stock is to a heritage railway in the sense of earning a heritage railway and society/group money, we are therefore hoping to at some point in the near future to own a collection of GRCW built carriages and wagons and loan these out to heritage railways to aid the somewhat shortage of rolling stock on some heritage railways.

We are therefore, in the process of contacting each and every heritage railway hoping to get ourselves known within the Heritage Railway and Carriage and Wagon Community and we hope to gain the backing and support from various heritage railways and carriage and wagon groups and communities, in our aim in locating, promoting and preserving the history of Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company and hopefully making various items of rolling stock accessible to various heritage railways and societies should they require items of rolling stock to aid them in there everyday running of their heritage railway.

We would therefore love to hear from any heritage railway, society, community or group who would possibly like to back us or support us in some way.

Thank you.

With kindest regards,

Aaron, Leo, Paul and Derrick
Founding Members

Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Museum
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.grcwm.jimdo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GRCWMuseum/
 

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Which vehicles are you planning to restore?

And are you the group that was looking at restoring 56317?
 

GRCWM

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Which vehicles are you planning to restore?

And are you the group that was looking at restoring 56317?

Hello headshot119,

Thank you for getting in touch.

Yes we are the group that were looking to restore 56317, but after getting advice from various heritage groups who have similar vehicles and discussing this with them we have came to a conclusion that as we are a relatively new group on the heritage railway/rolling stock scene we do not currently have the relevant funds for us to physically undertake this vehicle.

To answer your other question, we currently do not have or own any rolling stock as such ourselves but we are currently locating and tracking down vehicles that are of interest to us and looking at approaching heritage railways, groups and societies who do own the relevant vehicles to see what we can do in the form of cooperating with them or possibly purchase of such vehicles.

We are currently looking into a variety of passenger stock and freight/goods stock which may be of use and interest to ourselves and that may be useful to others both as static exhibits to use in our museum and others for possible loaning to heritage railways and other groups to use.

I do hope this has helped you with your questions and queries, if I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me or the museum.

With kindest regards,

Aaron, Leo, Paul and Derrick
Founding Members

Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Museum
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.grcwm.jimdo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GRCWMuseum/
 
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