BR 996730 Rail Carrier

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways 996730 Rail Carrier
BR 996730 20150426.jpg
BRBritish Rail or British Railways Rail Carrier 996730
Built By Cravens of Sheffield
Status In service
Number DB 996730
History
Built 1950
Diagram 1/641
Lot 2208
Type Bogie Bolster
Capacity 40 tons
Telegraphic code GANE A
TOPS code YLO[1]
1990 Entered preservation on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Goods Wagons

Bogie Bolster / Rail Carrier DB 996730 is one of 95 built for BRBritish Rail or British Railways by Cravens of Sheffield in 1950 to the former GWRGreat Western Railway 40 ton 'GANE A' design (Diagram J29), of which the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society’s 60841 is an example. The 60ft length allowed standard length rails to be carried. It was never vacuum-fitted, which led to an early retirement.[2][3] During the BRBritish Rail or British Railways era, the Western Region commonly continued to use GWRGreat Western Railway-era Telegraph codes for Civil Engineers wagons rather than adopting the 'fish' codes used elsewhere[4].

Preservation

996730 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society on 7 November 1990 from Willsden. It was one of a number of wagons that were originally intended for the Southall Steam Centre but which came to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society instead during that year, owned by J.J. Smith.[2] It was immediately put to use by the PWPermanent Way department for carrying rails and sleepers.[5] The photograph shows the wagon carring rails in a engineering train at Bewdley in 2015.

See also

List of goods wagons

References

  1. Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
  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
  4. Larkin Vol 1 (2011), p.54.
  5. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 98

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