GWR 93045 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van
|GWRGreat Western Railway 93045 MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van 'A' Covered Goods Van|
GWRGreat Western Railway 93045 MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van 'A' Covered Goods Van
|Built By||GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon|
|Other Numbers||I/U 064722|
|Type||4-w ventilated van|
|Telegraphic code||MINK A|
Built in 1914 to Diagram V16, Lot 742, 93045 was one of 2,260 10-ton MINK A goods vans built to that diagram. As built, V16 was non-vac fitted, with DCIII brakes, GWRGreat Western Railway self-contained buffers, and bonnets (rather than shutters or louvres) covering the end ventilators. It later carried Internal UserRolling stock used for the railway’s internal purposes (stores etc.) at one fixed location. number I/U 064722.
In preservation, 93045 arrived at the National Waterways Museum in July 1990. It was put up for sale in 2008 after the owner was asked to remove it, and was acquired by The GWR 813 Preservation Fund, moving to the SVRSevern Valley Railway on 31 August. It was in good condition on arrival, requiring only two floor planks to be fitted and a re-paint to match existing MINK A 93016
After overhaul, it featured in the Demonstration Goods Train in 2023.
- ↑ Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) p. 12.
- ↑ Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) pp. 34, 379.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
- ↑ SVRSevern Valley Railway News 175