Esso Oil Tank Wagon 2686
2686 was donated to the SVR 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.
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 SVR in 1972. It has been also been used since for water storage for other purposes, including firefighting.
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.
- SVR Stock Book Ninth Edition
- Gloucestershire Transport History
- Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
- SVR News 21
- SVR News 78