Esso Oil Tank Wagon 2686

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Ex Esso Fuel Tank Wagon No 2686
Private Owner Class B Oil Tank No 2686 was built in 1949 by Fairfield Bridge & Engineering of Chepstow for Esso. A Class B tank could be used for any form of oil except petrol, and this example has a 4,000 gallon capacity, equating to a 20 ton load with a 35 ton gross laden weight.[1][2]

Service

While in service with Esso, the wagon received a registration number GWRGreat Western Railway 7704.[3]

Preservation

2686 was donated to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society by Esso. It was overhauled and repainted in their black and white livery by Esso's Chesterfield Works, before being delivered to Bewdley on 31 August 1971.[4]

An early use for 2686 was to supply water for 686 The Lady Armaghdale during the filming of The Incredible Robert Baldick at various locations along the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society in 1972. It has been also been used since for water storage for other purposes, including firefighting.[1]

2686 was one of the 25 wagons used in the demonstration goods train taken on the main line to Newport in September 1985, hauled by GWR 2857.[5]

2686 is owned by SVR(H).[1] It is seen photographed at Arley in November 2016.

See also

References

  1. 1.01.11.2 SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition
  2. Gloucestershire Transport History
  3. Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 21
  5. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 78

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