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Cadbury's 346 Goods Van

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[[File: Cadburys346_20150320.jpg |thumb|300px|right| Cadbury’s Goods Van 346]]
The body of this all-steel covered van is mounted on an older frame of unknown origin. The van was formerly used at Cadbury’s factory at Moreton, Cheshire. It arrived on the SVR in the early 1970s, and was for a time painted in a fictitious SVR S&T Department livery numbered 8718.
It has now been restored into Cadbury’s livery. ==Service==The photo by Gareth Price below shows the van before restorationwas formerly used at Cadbury’s factory at Moreton, Cheshire.<galleryref name=SB9>File:PO_346_Gareth_Price.jpgSVR Stock Book Ninth Edition</galleryref>
These photos show similar wagons in use during a visit to Cadbury's Bournville factory by the Industrial Railway Society on 8th May 1976.
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==Preservation==
346 arrived on the SVR from Moreton in the early 1970s, and was for a time painted in a fictitious SVR S&T Department livery numbered 8718. It was repainted into Cadbury's livery in 1982 and renumbered 346.<ref name=SB9/>
In [[Severn Valley Railway Timeline 1990-1999#1990 | June 1990]], 346 was one of the wagons in the demonstration goods train for the the "Heavy Freight Weekend" event. A number of the wagons were derailed on trap points at the north end of Bridgnorth station at the end of the event. Damage to 346 was fortunately limited to bent break gear, and the wagon was returned to service later in the year after this was repaired.<ref>SVR News 98</ref>
 
The 2012 photo by Gareth Price below shows the van awaiting overhaul and repainting. This had been completed by March 2015 (main photo above).
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File:PO_346_Gareth_Price.jpg |346 in 2012 (Gareth Price)
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==References==
Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey<brreferences />SVR Stock Book Eighth Edition
==Links==
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