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Volunteers progress GWR railcar W20W restoration at Tenterden

THE restoration of one of the GWR landmark diesel railcars that were the trailblazers for the modern DMUs will soon be entering its fifth decade – but volunteers on the project are determined that their enthusiasm will ensure the ground-breaking vehicle will once again earn its keep in service.

Numbered W20W, the car was built at Swindon in 1940, one of 38 in a class that with its eye-catching design and adaptability proved a success on both the main line and some of the byways of the country’s rail network. It was one

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