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}}65620 is a vacuum-braked covered goods wagon or 'Merchandise Van' with a capacity of 12 tons. It was one of 700 built to Diagram V36 Lot 1467 between July 1945 and May 1947, at the end of the GWR's existence as a separate company. The wagons were replacements for condemned vehicles and were allocated miscellaneous unused numbers in the 68XXX series.<ref name=Atkins>[[Bibliography#Other References|Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013)]] pp. 35, 384.</ref><ref>SVR Stock Book and GWR813.org state 1947, Wagon survey states 1945</ref> They were fitted with a plywood body as a wartime / post-War economy measure.  This type of wagon had the telegraph code 'VANFIT'.
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}}'''GWR 65620''' is a vacuum-braked covered goods wagon or 'Merchandise Van' with a capacity of 12 tons. This type of wagon had the telegraph code 'VANFIT'.
  
65620 was rescued from [[Barry Scrapyard]] in 1975, arriving on the SVR in January 1976.  The '[[SVR Pannier Tank Fund|7714 Group]]', who had use of it as a store, recanvassed the roof in 1979<ref name=SVR107>SVR News 107</ref> and it received a repaint in 1982<ref>SVR News 63</ref>. An overhaul including replacement of the doors was carried out in 1993.<ref name=SVR107/>
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65620 was one of 700 such vans built to Diagram V36 Lot 1467 between July 1945 and May 1947, at the end of the GWR's existence as a separate company. The wagons were replacements for condemned vehicles and were allocated miscellaneous unused numbers in the 65XXX series.<ref name=Atkins>[[Bibliography#Other References|Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013)]] pp. 35, 384.</ref><ref>SVR Stock Book and GWR813.org state 1947, Wagon survey states 1945</ref> They were fitted with Instanter couplings and also received a plywood body as a wartime / post-War economy measure, the inside having  horizontal planks as ‘bump guards’ up to a height of approximately 3ft.
  
A more comprehensive overhaul was carried out in 2005-6 with the roof canvas and the panels from two ends and one side being replaced.<ref>SVR News 152</ref> The majority of the other panels were replaced in yet another overhaul in 2015.<ref>SVR News 191</ref>
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==Preservation==
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[[File: GWR 65620 'Vanfit' Covered Goods Van.jpg|thumb|300px|right|65620 at Hampton Loade in 2013]]
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[[File: GWR_65620_20150708.jpg|thumb|300px|right|Under overhaul at Bewdley, July 2015]]
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65620 was rescued from [[Barry Scrapyard]] in 1975, arriving on the SVR in January 1976.<ref name=SB9>SVR Stock Book, Ninth Edition</ref>  The '[[SVR Pannier Tank Fund|7714 Group]]', who had use of it as a store, re-canvassed the roof in 1979<ref name=SVR107>SVR News 107</ref> and it received a repaint in 1982<ref>SVR News 63</ref>. An overhaul including replacement of the doors and a repaint was carried out in 1993.<ref name=SVR107/>
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65620 continued in use as a store,<ref name = SB9/>, but by early 2004 was in need of ‘major surgery’.<ref>SVR News 147</ref> A more comprehensive overhaul was carried out in 2005-6. The roof was re-canvassed using a second-hand canvas as a cost saving measure. The panels from two ends and one side were replaced, as were both door lintels.<ref>SVR News 152</ref> In 2010 65620 was used in a photo charter [[Demonstration Goods Train]] with guest locomotive [[61994 The Great Marquess]].<ref>[https://forum.svr-online.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=1425&highlight=65620 SVR-Online forum]</ref>
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By 2015 the exterior of the van was again in poor condition and it was brought into [[Bewdley Goods Shed]], initially for a repaint. Investigation revealed that many of the panels not replaced in 2005-6 were suffering from rot, as were some of the internal planks. On this occasion six of the eight side panels and three of the six end panels were replaced before the repaint was carried out.<ref>SVR News 191</ref>
  
 
65620 is owned by [[The GWR 813 Preservation Fund]].  
 
65620 is owned by [[The GWR 813 Preservation Fund]].  
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Latest revision as of 14:05, 29 June 2020

GWRGreat Western Railway 65620 'Vanfit' Covered Goods Van
GWR 65620 20160504.jpg
GWRGreat Western Railway 65620 'VANFIT' Covered Goods Van
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Operational
Number 65620
History
Built 1945-47
Diagram V36
Lot 1467
Type 4-wheel ventilated van
Capacity 12 tons
Telegraphic code VANFIT
Brakes vac fitted
1976 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Goods Wagons

GWRGreat Western Railway 65620 is a vacuum-braked covered goods wagon or 'Merchandise Van' with a capacity of 12 tons. This type of wagon had the telegraph code 'VANFIT'.

65620 was one of 700 such vans built to Diagram V36 Lot 1467 between July 1945 and May 1947, at the end of the GWRGreat Western Railway's existence as a separate company. The wagons were replacements for condemned vehicles and were allocated miscellaneous unused numbers in the 65XXX series.[1][2] 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 and also received a plywood body as a wartime / post-War economy measure, the inside having horizontal planks as ‘bump guards’ up to a height of approximately 3ft.

Preservation

65620 at Hampton Loade in 2013
Under overhaul at Bewdley, July 2015

65620 was rescued from Barry Scrapyard in 1975, arriving on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society in January 1976.[3] The '7714 Group', who had use of it as a store, re-canvassed the roof in 1979[4] and it received a repaint in 1982[5]. An overhaul including replacement of the doors and a repaint was carried out in 1993.[4]

65620 continued in use as a store,[3], but by early 2004 was in need of ‘major surgery’.[6] A more comprehensive overhaul was carried out in 2005-6. The roof was re-canvassed using a second-hand canvas as a cost saving measure. The panels from two ends and one side were replaced, as were both door lintels.[7] In 2010 65620 was used in a photo charter Demonstration Goods Train with guest locomotive 61994 The Great Marquess.[8]

By 2015 the exterior of the van was again in poor condition and it was brought into Bewdley Goods Shed, initially for a repaint. Investigation revealed that many of the panels not replaced in 2005-6 were suffering from rot, as were some of the internal planks. On this occasion six of the eight side panels and three of the six end panels were replaced before the repaint was carried out.[9]

65620 is owned by The GWR 813 Preservation Fund.

See also

List of goods wagons

References

  1. Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) pp. 35, 384.
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book and GWR813.org state 1947, Wagon survey states 1945
  3. 3.03.1 SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book, Ninth Edition
  4. 4.04.1 SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 107
  5. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 63
  6. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 147
  7. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 152
  8. SVR-Online forum
  9. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 191

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