GWR 112 Breakdown Tool Van

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GWRGreat Western Railway 112 Breakdown Tool Van
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GWRGreat Western Railway Breakdown Tool Van 112 in March 2021
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Number 112
Other Numbers DW 112[1]
Built 1904
Type 4-w tool van
Telegraphic code n/a
1968 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway

Goods Wagons

Breakdown Tool Van 112 was built at Swindon in 1904. In service these 6-wheel Tool Vans carried a large selection of equipment and lifting tackle, and were paired with Riding/Dormitory Vans. They were vacuum-braked to permit fast running to the scene of accidents and breakdowns on the railway. 112 was based at nearby Stourbridge Shed, and was paired with short wheelbase Riding Van GWR 118.

Both 112 and 118 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Stourbridge on 4 May 1968.[2]

At some point the vehicle was fitted with modern opening roof windows. In July 2021 the roof was refurbished.[3]

As of March 2024 the vehicle was being used by the 1501 group as a mess and tool van for their overhaul of 2047 Warwickshire in Bewdley Down Yard.

See also

List of goods wagons


  1. Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
  3. Warwickshire Industrial Locomotive Trust website (Retrieved 14 September 2021)