GWR 80990 Cylindrical Tank Wagon
80990 was built at Swindon in 1910 to Diagram DD3, Lot 633. It is one of 40 cylindrical Gas Liquor Tanks built between 1895 and 1911 and used for the bulk transport of creosote, ammonia, gas oil and lubricating oil. The tanks, which had a capacity of 3108 gallons, were built by the GWRGreat Western Railway’s Locomotive Department rather than the Wagon Department, as the former had the experience in building large iron barrel shapes.
80990 finished its working life at the Landore Diesel Depot in Swansea, where it carried the Internal UserRolling stock used for the railway’s internal purposes (stores etc.) at one fixed location. number I/U 070847 and served as a waste oil storage tank. It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway in November 1995 and is owned by The GWR 813 Preservation Fund.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book 9th Edition