Waves smash train windows at Dawlish

NorthernSpirit

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Isn't the 143 in question, 143603, destined for preservation?
Its is at Swindon and Cricklade.

Could windows from the withdrawn 142's fit in the 143's? If they do then GWR are covered, they just need to do a TfW and take in a handful of 142's as spare parts units mostly for the glass. Unless the windows were replaced with sheets of perspex.
 
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Its is at Swindon and Cricklade.

Could windows from the withdrawn 142's fit in the 143's? If they do then GWR are covered, they just need to do a TfW and take in a handful of 142's as spare parts units mostly for the glass. Unless the windows were replaced with sheets of perspex.
143603 no longer planned to be preserved according to a post elsewhere - another unit to be selected.
 

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Its is at Swindon and Cricklade.

Could windows from the withdrawn 142's fit in the 143's? If they do then GWR are covered, they just need to do a TfW and take in a handful of 142's as spare parts units mostly for the glass. Unless the windows were replaced with sheets of perspex.
I'm not sure, I think that the windows on 142s/143s are slightly different but am happy to be corrected if someone knows for sure.
 

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I'm not sure, I think that the windows on 142s/143s are slightly different but am happy to be corrected if someone knows for sure.
After looking at some pictures from over the years, I think 142 and 144 windows are different. 143s are same as 144s above the solebar, so I think it's safe to conclude they aren't interchangeable.
 

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