GWR 108085 5 plank Open Goods Wagon

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GWRGreat Western Railway 108085 5 plank Open Goods Wagon
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GWRGreat Western Railway 108085 5 plank Open Goods Wagon
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Awaiting repair
Number 108085
Other Numbers PBA 58031
History
Built 1924
Diagram O22
Lot 912
Type 4-w 5-plank Open
Telegraphic code OPEN A
1982 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society
1986 Restored

Goods Wagons

GWRGreat Western Railway vacuum fitted 5-plank open goods wagon 108085, code name “Open B”, was built at Swindon in 1924 and saw service with the GWRGreat Western Railway, BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W), and the Port of Bristol Authority where it was numbered PBA 58031.

It was saved for preservation on 19 February 1982, arriving on the Severn Valley Railway direct from Avonmouth Docks.[1]. It was repainted into GWRGreat Western Railway livery soon after arrival. Full restoration was carried out in 2003, which included a complete renewal of all body timbers. The curb rail had been removed during PBA ownership and this was reinstated, together with the vacuum brakes.[2] However some further work was required in June 2008 to replace several second-hand planks used in the restoration which had suffered from rot. A further repaint was also carried out and the missing sheet support rail was also reinstated.[3]

108085 is owned by The GWR 813 Preservation Fund

See also

List of goods wagons

References

  1. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book 9th edition
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 141/147
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 163

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