Manufacturer catalogue image
Era 4 (1948 to 1956) British Railways Early Crest
The GWR pioneered the use of diesel railcars for passenger traffic in the 1930s, and their numbers gradually increased with batches from different manufacturers. However, the most numerous variant was the batch built in 1940-42 with its distinctive angular 'razor edge' bodywork. Employed on branch lines and local services, they were the perfect single vehicle passenger train and continued to provide sterling service until replaced by BR DMUs in the early-1960s.
* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.
GWR AEC diesel railcar 22 in GWR chocolate and cream with white roof and shirtbutton emblem
AEC Railcar GWR Chocolate/Cream Dark Roof
AEC Railcar BR Crimson/Cream White/Grey Roof
GWR AEC diesel railcar W32W in BR green with speed whiskers with white roof
GWR AEC diesel railcar W26W in BR green with speed whiskers with grey roof