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==Preservation==
 
==Preservation==
39860 is thought to be unique, being the only surviving 'Conflat' wagon. It arrived on the SVR from Swindon on 19 December 1986 having been acquired by [[The GWR 813 Preservation Fund]].<ref name=SB9/>   
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39860 is thought to be unique, being the only surviving 'Conflat' wagon. It arrived on the SVR from Swindon on 15 December 1986 having been acquired by [[The GWR 813 Preservation Fund]].<ref name=SB9/>   
  
 
It was found to be in good condition when selected for restoration at Bewdley in April 1987, requiring relatively little work before entering traffic. The work done included the removal of ironmongery and a toolbox associated with its use by BR, partial re-timbering of the floor, new chain pockets, lids and securing hooks. The non-GWR buffing gear and axle boxes were left for the time being, and the wagon was repainted and lettered in GWR livery.<ref>SVR News 84</ref>  
 
It was found to be in good condition when selected for restoration at Bewdley in April 1987, requiring relatively little work before entering traffic. The work done included the removal of ironmongery and a toolbox associated with its use by BR, partial re-timbering of the floor, new chain pockets, lids and securing hooks. The non-GWR buffing gear and axle boxes were left for the time being, and the wagon was repainted and lettered in GWR livery.<ref>SVR News 84</ref>  

Latest revision as of 15:33, 7 November 2019

GWRGreat Western Railway 39860 'ConflatGWR telegraphic code signifying a flat wagon for containers' Container Wagon
GWR 39860 20180825.jpg
GWRGreat Western Railway 39860 'ConflatGWR telegraphic code signifying a flat wagon for containers' Container Wagon
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Operational
Number 39860
History
Built 1935
Diagram H7
Lot 1188
Type 4-wheeled container flat
Capacity 12 tons
Telegraphic code CONFLAT
TOPS code FAV
Brakes Vac fitted
1986 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society
1987 Overhauled
1990 Overhauled
2016-2018 Overhauled

Goods Wagons

GWRGreat Western Railway 39860 'ConflatGWR telegraphic code signifying a flat wagon for containers' Container Wagon carrying container BRBritish Rail or British Railways 49408B

The GWRGreat Western Railway 'ConflatGWR telegraphic code signifying a flat wagon for containers' was a flat wagon originally designed to carry interchangeable wooden containers, which were secured using chainsAs a unit of measurement, 22 yards or 1/80th of a mile kept in pockets on the side of the wagon.

Service

Container Wagon 39860 was built at Swindon in 1935 to Diagram H7, Lot 1188. It has a 10ft wheelbase and a 12 ton capacity.[1]

It last saw service at Swindon Works where it was used for transporting diesel motors to and from depots[2].

Preservation

39860 is thought to be unique, being the only surviving 'ConflatGWR telegraphic code signifying a flat wagon for containers' wagon. It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society from Swindon on 15 December 1986 having been acquired by The GWR 813 Preservation Fund.[2]

It was found to be in good condition when selected for restoration at Bewdley in April 1987, requiring relatively little work before entering traffic. The work done included the removal of ironmongery and a toolbox associated with its use by BRBritish Rail or British Railways, partial re-timbering of the floor, new chainAs a unit of measurement, 22 yards or 1/80th of a mile pockets, lids and securing hooks. The non-GWRGreat Western Railway buffing gear and axle boxes were left for the time being, and the wagon was repainted and lettered in GWRGreat Western Railway livery.[3]

39860 was used in filming Oh, Doctor Beeching! at Arley in 1996.

The container mounted on the ConflatGWR telegraphic code signifying a flat wagon for containers in the photograph is No 49408B, which was unfortunately burnt out in September 2013 in an apparent arson attack while the wagon was stored in the Tenbury Siding north of Bewdley. In 2014 the wagon was brought into the yard at Bewdley awaiting overhaul by the Wagon Department.[4][5] During 2015 the floor was removed in order to stop the badly decayed wood damaging the frames. Work finally began in summer 2016 when members of The Junior Club carried out some preparation and priming. [6] The outdoor overhaul continued through 2017 as weather allowed, with the curb rails, floor and chainAs a unit of measurement, 22 yards or 1/80th of a mile pockets being replaced.[7] Work on the brakes and signwriting were completed during 2018 with the wagon being complete and ready for service in July 2018.[8]

See also

List of goods wagons

References

  1. Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) pp. 182-185
  2. 2.02.1 SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 84
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 191
  5. National Preservation ‘SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Wagons 2014’ discussion thread
  6. National Preservation ‘SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Wagons 2016’ discussion thread
  7. National Preservation ‘SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Wagons 2017’ discussion thread
  8. SVR Wagon Group

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