GWR 60906 Ballast Wagon
|GWRGreat Western Railway 60906 Ballast Wagon|
GWRGreat Western Railway 60906 Ballast Wagon
|Built By||GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon|
|Other Numbers||IU 070062|
|Type||4-wheel ballast wagon|
|1991||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
The exact build date of 60906 is variously quoted as 'circa 1911', 1913 and 1915. 60906 saw service with the GR and BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W) and later with Associated British Ports at Cardiff where it carried Internal UserRolling stock used for the railway’s internal purposes (stores etc.) at one fixed location. number 070062.
The restoration of GWRGreat Western Railway 60906 was one of the items featured in an episode of the 2001 TV series “ Off the Rails” featuring Vince Henderson. The restoration began in summer 2000 with the filming taking place in October 2000. The chassis was found to be in generally good condition apart from the headstocksThe underframe member across each end of a wagon carrying the buffers and coupling. Known as the Bufferbeam on a locomotive. which had been damaged by many years of rough shunting and required welding. The floor, door and end panels all required replacement, as did all the springs. The overhaul was eventually completed in May 2002 after repainting in GWRGreat Western Railway Engineer’s black livery, including branding to 'Shrewsbury Division' which was responsible for the original Severn Valley Branch.
- Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
- Atkins et al (1976) Vol 2 p. 77.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 133
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 136/139