GWR 42138 'Loriot D' Machinery Truck

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GWRGreat Western Railway 42138 'LoriotGWR telegraphic code signifying a machine truck D' Machinery Truck
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GWRGreat Western Railway 42138 'LoriotGWR telegraphic code signifying a machine truck D' Machinery Truck
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Operational
Number 42138
Other Numbers DW 42138
History
Built 1907-9
Diagram G18
Lot 584
Type 4-wheel machinery flat
Capacity 15 tons
Telegraphic code LORIOT D
1984 Preserved on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society
1985 GWRGreat Western Railway 150 main line appearance

Goods Wagons

42138 was the first of a batch of 18 built at Swindon in 1907-9 to Diagram G18, Lot 584. It has a capacity of 15 tons. Originally designated a LoriotGWR telegraphic code signifying a machine truck B, it was re-classified as a LoriotGWR telegraphic code signifying a machine truck D after 1909,[1][2] and as a "Lowmac WR" by BRBritish Rail or British Railways post-nationalisation.

The wagon remained in service with the GWRGreat Western Railway and later BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W) until 1984, when it was sent to Barry Scrapyard. It was rescued from there and arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society on 16 August 1984. Examination revealed that the frame had previously cracked in two places and that welded repairs carried out by BRBritish Rail or British Railways had begun to crack again. The defective welds were ground out and re-welded, a repaint carried out and the wagon released for P-Way service.[3]

In 1985, 42138 appeared on the main line when it was used in the GW 150 demonstration freight train which ran to Newport behind GWR freight loco 2857.[4]

It is owned by The GWR 813 Preservation Fund and is one of only two surviving LoriotGWR telegraphic code signifying a machine truck Ds[5].

See Also

List of goods wagons

References

  1. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book 9th Edition
  2. Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) pp. 18, 150.
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 74
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 78
  5. Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey

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