Talk:GWR 41277 4 plank Open Goods Wagon

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I have updated the dates from the two links but left reference to Sharpness. The VCT database casts doubt on the claim it is the last and says it is one of several. There is a link to one pf the Lincolnshire Wolds railway though that doesn't show a build date. Anyone have any books?--Patrick Hearn (talk) 21:40, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

The claim of it being the only known survivor of over 18,000 came from the last SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society stock book which is almost 20 years old, so others may have been found since. Our example is No 42177 to Diagram O.21, Lot 556 of 1890. Atkins et al 'History of GWRGreat Western Railway Goods Wagons' confirms there were "about 18,784" wagons to Diagram O.21, matching the "over 18,000". Looking at the VCT database and narrowing the filter, there appear to be just 2 other GWRGreat Western Railway 4-wheel 4-plank 9ft Opens of Diagram O.21 (I think the un-numbered Lincs Wold one is a longer wagon, therefore of later Diagram/date). The other two to Diagram O.21 are 52137 and 52243 of 1892, Lots 635 and 640 respectively, and both are just frames. If not unique, that still makes ours the oldest known surviving and only complete example. Any additional thoughts from Wagon experts would be welcome, but meanwhile I'll tweak the wording accordingly. --Robin (talk) 23:15, 30 March 2017 (UTC)