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}}BR Well Trolley ('Weltrol EC') B 900760 was built at Lancing in 1952 to Diagram 2/732, Lot 2357.  It has a 44ft 6in wheelbase and a 30 ton capacity. It was ordered by BR as a one-off replacement for a North Eastern Railway Worsdell-designed vehicle and was used as a crippled wagon carrier based at Doncaster. The suffix ‘EC’ was part of a system to identify specific types of ‘special wagons’ (in a manner later applied to all rolling stock by [[TOPS codes]]), with the first suffix letter indicating the BR Region and the following letter(s) the specific type. As the only wagon built to Diagram 732 and allocated this suffix, 900760 is unique.<ref>SVR Stock Book Ninth Edition</ref><ref name=Rowland>[[Bibliography#Books|Rowland (1996)]] pp. 115, 132.</ref>  
 
}}BR Well Trolley ('Weltrol EC') B 900760 was built at Lancing in 1952 to Diagram 2/732, Lot 2357.  It has a 44ft 6in wheelbase and a 30 ton capacity. It was ordered by BR as a one-off replacement for a North Eastern Railway Worsdell-designed vehicle and was used as a crippled wagon carrier based at Doncaster. The suffix ‘EC’ was part of a system to identify specific types of ‘special wagons’ (in a manner later applied to all rolling stock by [[TOPS codes]]), with the first suffix letter indicating the BR Region and the following letter(s) the specific type. As the only wagon built to Diagram 732 and allocated this suffix, 900760 is unique.<ref>SVR Stock Book Ninth Edition</ref><ref name=Rowland>[[Bibliography#Books|Rowland (1996)]] pp. 115, 132.</ref>  
  
It arrived on the SVR in 1990 from York, one of a number of wagons acquired by Mr J.J. Smith. After a quick repaint it was put to use as a boiler carrier at Bridgnorth.<ref>SVR News 96,98</ref> It received a full repaint into the correct BR grey in 1993.<ref>SVR News 107, 111</ref> Since then it has continued to serve as a boiler carrier and was photographed at Bridgnorth in 2015 holding two boilers awaiting entry to the Bridgnorth Boiler Shop.
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It arrived on the SVR on 29 March 1990 from York, one of a number of wagons acquired by Mr J.J. Smith. After a quick repaint it was put to use as a boiler carrier at Bridgnorth.<ref>SVR News 96,98</ref> It received a full repaint into the correct BR grey in 1993.<ref>SVR News 107, 111</ref> Since then it has continued to serve as a boiler carrier and was photographed at Bridgnorth in 2015 holding two boilers awaiting entry to the Bridgnorth Boiler Shop.
  
 
==See also==
 
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Latest revision as of 14:43, 12 February 2020

BRBritish Rail or British Railways 900760 WeltrolTelegraphic code signifying a Well Trolley EC
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BRBritish Rail or British Railways WeltrolTelegraphic code signifying a Well Trolley EC Well Trolley 900760
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Lancing
Status Operational
Number B 900760
Other Numbers DB 900760
History
Built 1952
Diagram 2/732
Lot 2357
Type Bogie well trolley type EC
Capacity 30 tons
Telegraphic code WELTROL
Brakes Unfitted
1990 Arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Goods Wagons

BRBritish Rail or British Railways Well Trolley ('WeltrolTelegraphic code signifying a Well Trolley EC') B 900760 was built at Lancing in 1952 to Diagram 2/732, Lot 2357. It has a 44ft 6in wheelbase and a 30 ton capacity. It was ordered by BRBritish Rail or British Railways as a one-off replacement for a North Eastern Railway WorsdellThomas William Worsdell, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Eastern Railway 1881-1885 and North Eastern Railway 1885-1890-designed vehicle and was used as a crippled wagon carrier based at Doncaster. The suffix ‘EC’ was part of a system to identify specific types of ‘special wagons’ (in a manner later applied to all rolling stock by TOPS codes), with the first suffix letter indicating the BRBritish Rail or British Railways Region and the following letter(s) the specific type. As the only wagon built to Diagram 732 and allocated this suffix, 900760 is unique.[1][2]

It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society on 29 March 1990 from York, one of a number of wagons acquired by Mr J.J. Smith. After a quick repaint it was put to use as a boiler carrier at Bridgnorth.[3] It received a full repaint into the correct BRBritish Rail or British Railways grey in 1993.[4] Since then it has continued to serve as a boiler carrier and was photographed at Bridgnorth in 2015 holding two boilers awaiting entry to the Bridgnorth Boiler Shop.

See also

List of goods wagons

References

  1. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition
  2. Rowland (1996) pp. 115, 132.
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 96,98
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 107, 111

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