GWR 141 Breakdown Tool Van

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GWRGreat Western Railway 141 Breakdown Tool Van
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GWRGreat Western Railway Breakdown Tool Van 141
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Number 141
Other Numbers DW 141[1]
History
Built 1908
Lot 579[1]
Type 4-w tool van
Telegraphic code n/a
1971 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway

Goods Wagons

Breakdown Tool Van 141 was built at Swindon in 1908. In service these 6-wheel Tool Vans carried a large selection of equipment and lifting tackle, and were paired with Riding/Dormitory Vans such as GWR89. They were vacuum-braked to permit fast running to the scene of accidents and breakdowns on the railway.

141 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Newton Abbot on 8 February 1971.[2] It is photographed in March 2015 situated in Bewdley Down Yard.

See also

List of goods wagons

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition

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