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GWR railcars
In service 1933–1962
Constructed 1934–1942
Number built 38
Operator(s) Great Western Railway
British Rail (Western Region)
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
1934 GWR diesel railcar
1934 GWR diesel railcar
GWR Railcar 22 Interior
The interior of railcar 22
GWR Railcar Cab
The cab of railcar 22

In 1933, the Great Western Railway introduced the first of what was to become a very successful series of railcars, which survived in regular use into the 1960s, when they were replaced with the new British Rail "first generation" type diesel multiple units.

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