Wagon Department

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55577 under restoration at Bewdley in April 2016
13154 under restoration at Bewdley in May 2016

The Wagon Department, based in Bewdley Goods Shed and using GWR 80982 Signal Department Van as a mess room, is an independent part of Bewdley Carriage & Wagon Department, and restores and maintains wagons for use in the Demonstration Goods Train. It was first 'hived off' as a separate department in early 1982[1].

Current projects

As of 2022, the current projects are GWR 93045 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van, GWR 101961 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van, GWR 98480 5 plank Open Goods Wagon and GWR 105873 'Mica B' Refrigerated Meat Van.

Previous restorations

The most recently restored vehicles are:

Members of the Department were also involved in The LNER Carriage Group's restoration of GWR 17410 'Toad' 20T Goods Brake Van, completed in June 2018.

Wagon Review Group

In 2015 a Wagon Review Group was created to improve the storage and restoration facilities for the goods wagons.

See also


  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 64