BR 906825 Flat ED

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways 906825 Flat ED
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Shildon
Status Operational
Number B 906825
History
Built 1958
Diagram 2/072
Lot 3123
Type 4 wheel flat wagon
Capacity 12 tons
Telegraphic code FLAT ED
TOPS code XDV
Brakes Vac fitted
1975 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Goods Wagons

Special Flat Wagon B 906825 (type "FLAT ED") was built by BRBritish Rail or British Railways at Shildon in 1958. The 4-wheeled Flat ED was the smallest of the 6 types of BRBritish Rail or British Railways Flat wagons with a capacity of just 12 tons, and was similar in appearance to the former LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Deal truck. A total of 32 were built.[1] These wagons were intended to transport large bulky loads, and were equipped with a flat timber floor and chaining down rings.[2]

The SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society’s 3 Flat ED wagons, 906811, 906825 and 906830, were bought from BRBritish Rail or British Railways by Universal Pictures and arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society in July 1975, being used as mock carriages in the film The Seven-Per-Cent Solution. The Flat ED wagons are owned by SVR(H).[2]

The Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey suggests that the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society’s three Flat EDs are the only surviving examples of the 32 originally built.[3] A more detailed history of the three wagons may be found under 906811.

See also

List of goods wagons

References

  1. Rowland (1996) pp. 116, App. 4.
  2. 2.02.1 SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition
  3. Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey

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