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42272 is owned by [[The GWR 813 Preservation Fund]].
 
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Latest revision as of 14:25, 12 February 2020

GWRGreat Western Railway 42272 'LoriotGWR telegraphic code signifying a machine truck L' Machinery Truck
GWR 42272 'Loriot L' Machinery Truck.jpg
GWRGreat Western Railway 42272 'LoriotGWR telegraphic code signifying a machine truck L' Machinery Truck
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Operational
Number 42272
Other Numbers DW 42272
History
Built 1934
Diagram G13
Lot 1142
Type 4-wheel machinery flat
Capacity 15 tons
Telegraphic code LORIOT L
TOPS code XLO
1982 Arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society
1985 GWRGreat Western Railway 150 main line appearance

Goods Wagons

GWRGreat Western Railway 'LoriotGWR telegraphic code signifying a machine truck L' machine truck 42272 was built at Swindon in 1934 to Diagram G13, Lot 1142. It was one of only seven built between 1926 and 1934. The type 'L', which has a 15 ton capacity, has outside frames and a deep well, useful features which resulted in their surviving well into the BRBritish Rail or British Railways era.[1]

42272 ended its working life in DepartmentalRolling stock used for the railway’s own functions (engineering etc.) rather than for general passenger or goods traffic. use at Reading. It was acquired for preservation in 1981[2] and arrived by rail on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society in February 1982, being finish painted on arrival.[1][3] An overhaul was carried out in 1988-89 which involved inserting welded patches in the frames and renewing the steel plates at each end. New keruing floor planks were also fitted.[4]

In 1985, 42272 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.[5]

42272 is owned by The GWR 813 Preservation Fund.

See also

List of goods wagons

References

  1. 1.01.1 SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book 9th edition
  2. gwr813.org
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 66
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 90, 92
  5. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 78

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