GWR 112889 Mink 'G' Covered Goods Van

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GWRGreat Western Railway 112889 MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van 'G' Covered Goods Van
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GWRGreat Western Railway 112889 MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van 'G' Covered Goods Van
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status 1931
Number 112889
History
Built 1931
Diagram V22
Lot 1067
Type 4-w ventilated van
Capacity 20 tons
Telegraphic code MINK G
1993 Arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway

Goods Wagons

The majority of short wheelbase goods vans such as the 'MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van A' had a 10 ton or 12 ton capacity, although the individual loads they carried rarely made use of this. In a bid to improve economy, the GWRGreat Western Railway built a number of ‘MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van G’ 30 foot covered goods wagons with a 20 ton capacity and a 19ft 6in wheelbase. They were used to transport consolidated batches of loads from goods depots on overnight shuttles.[1] They were fitted with InstanterA type of three link chain coupling with a special triangular-shaped middle link which provides sufficient slack for coupling, but when rotated through 90 degrees shortens the length of the chain, reducing the slack without the need to wind a screw. couplings (an entry in the GWRGreat Western Railway Lot book states "InstanterA type of three link chain coupling with a special triangular-shaped middle link which provides sufficient slack for coupling, but when rotated through 90 degrees shortens the length of the chain, reducing the slack without the need to wind a screw. decided by Mr CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 22 October 1930") and due to their length had large-headed self-contained buffers to guard against buffer locking when negotiating curves.[2]

112889 was built at Swindon in 1931 to Diagram V22, Lot 1067.[2] It spent the last 29 years of its life at Thisk in Yorkshire, on Internal Use with the P.W.Permanent Way Department. It was acquired by The GWR 813 Preservation Fund in 1993, arriving on the SVRSevern Valley Railway on 21 May 1993. After arrival it was quickly restored into the GWRGreat Western Railway livery it now carries[1].

See also

List of goods wagons

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
  2. 2.0 2.1 Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) p. 34.

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