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In 1985, 107291 appeared on the main line when it was used in the [[The Severn Valley Railway on the main line#SVR Wagons used on the main line in preservation| GW 150 demonstration freight train]] which ran to Newport behind [[2857|GWR freight loco 2857]].<ref>SVR News 78</ref> It was completely re-decked and repainted in 1986, and saw regular use as a transporter of rails, sleepers and point-work on the railway.<ref name=SB9>SVR Stock Book 9th Edition</ref>
 
In 1985, 107291 appeared on the main line when it was used in the [[The Severn Valley Railway on the main line#SVR Wagons used on the main line in preservation| GW 150 demonstration freight train]] which ran to Newport behind [[2857|GWR freight loco 2857]].<ref>SVR News 78</ref> It was completely re-decked and repainted in 1986, and saw regular use as a transporter of rails, sleepers and point-work on the railway.<ref name=SB9>SVR Stock Book 9th Edition</ref>
  
==See Also==
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==See also==
 
[[Goods Wagons | List of goods wagons]]
 
[[Goods Wagons | List of goods wagons]]
  

Latest revision as of 14:41, 12 February 2020

GWRGreat Western Railway 107291 MacawGWR telegraphic code signifying a timber truck B Bogie Bolster
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GWRGreat Western Railway 107291 MacawGWR telegraphic code signifying a timber truck B Bogie Bolster
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Number 107291
History
Built 1935
Diagram J21
Lot 1169
Type Bogie bolster
Capacity 30 tons
Telegraphic code MACAW B
1971 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society
1985 GWRGreat Western Railway 150 main line appearance

Goods Wagons

107291 was built at Swindon in 1935 to Diagram J 21, Lot 1169.[1] It is a ‘MACAW B’ 45 foot 30 ton Bogie Bolster wagon. Bolsters are the raised wooden baulks on which the load was carried; often these had movable stakes at the ends of each bolster to prevent the load sliding off the side of the wagon. The wagon was fitted with two bogies, each with 4 wheels.

107291 was acquired by The Great Western (SVR) Assoc. in 1971 from the Round Oak Steel Works, Brierley Hill, arriving on 22 March in that year. It was quickly restored for use in service as a P.W.Permanent Way vehicle, that use being interrupted by a brief spell as a mock ‘Pullman’ carriage for filming in 1975.[2]

In 1985, 107291 appeared on the main line when it was used in the GW 150 demonstration freight train which ran to Newport behind GWR freight loco 2857.[3] It was completely re-decked and repainted in 1986, and saw regular use as a transporter of rails, sleepers and point-work on the railway.[2]

See also

List of goods wagons

References

  1. Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) p. 21.
  2. 2.02.1 SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book 9th Edition
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 78

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