BR General Goods Containers

General Goods Container BR 49408B mounted on GWR 'Conflat' Container Wagon 39860

These "Type B" General Goods Containers were designed to be carried by 'Conflat' Wagons such as GWR 39860, on which Container 49408B is shown in the photograph. The containers are commonly used as storage units.

The Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey gives details of three such containers at the SVR. 49405 and 49408 were built at the Glasgow St Rollox Works in 1958. 55730 was built at Swindon in 1956.

49408B (see photograph) was unfortunately burnt out in September 2013 in an apparent arson attack at Bewdley, being the ‘carriage’ referred to in this Kidderminster Shuttle article.

See also


  • Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey