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82554 was originally built as a 'Mink A' Goods Van at Swindon in 1908 to Diagram V12, Lot 576.   In 1925 it was converted to a ‘Fruit B’ or Banana Van, Diagram Y5;<ref name=Atkins>[[Bibliography#Other References|Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013)]] pp. 36, 442.</ref>
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82554 was originally built as a 'Mink A' Goods Van at Swindon in 1908 to Diagram V12, Lot 576. In 1925 it was converted to a ‘Fruit B’ or Banana Van to Diagram Y5, the conversion involved the removal of vents and the installation of insulation and the end centre shuttered louvre.<ref>Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey</ref><ref name=Atkins>[[Bibliography#Other References|Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013)]] pp. 36, 442.</ref> The van had a capacity of 10 tons.
the conversion involved the removal of vents and the installation of insulation and the end centre shuttered louvre.<ref>Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey</ref> The van had a capacity of 10 tons.
 
  
82554 ended its working life in Departmental use at [[Worcester]].  It arrived on the SVR in March 1969 and was initially restored as a Banana Van at [[Bewdley]] later that year.  After a period of disuse it was acquired by [[The GWR 813 Preservation Fund]] in 1991.<ref>SVR Stock Book Ninth Edition</ref>   
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82554 ended its working life in Departmental use at [[Worcester]].  It arrived on the SVR on 8 March 1969 and was initially restored as a Banana Van at [[Bewdley]] later that year.  After a period of disuse it was acquired by [[The GWR 813 Preservation Fund]] in 1991.<ref>SVR Stock Book Ninth Edition</ref>   
  
 
A major overhaul began in spring 1992, considered by the [[Wagon Department]] at the time to be the most extensive (and expensive) rebuild of a covered van to date.<ref>SVR News 102</ref> Both headstocks were renewed, together with the curb rails, chassis diagonal bracing and several sections of body uprights. New body planks were fitted and the vacuum brake equipment, which had been removed prior to arrival on the SVR, was reinstated. The roof was also re-canvassed and the overhaul completed in summer 1994.<ref>SVR News 107, 111</ref>
 
A major overhaul began in spring 1992, considered by the [[Wagon Department]] at the time to be the most extensive (and expensive) rebuild of a covered van to date.<ref>SVR News 102</ref> Both headstocks were renewed, together with the curb rails, chassis diagonal bracing and several sections of body uprights. New body planks were fitted and the vacuum brake equipment, which had been removed prior to arrival on the SVR, was reinstated. The roof was also re-canvassed and the overhaul completed in summer 1994.<ref>SVR News 107, 111</ref>

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GWRGreat Western Railway 82554 Banana Van
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GWRGreat Western Railway 82554 Banana Van
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Operational
Number 82554
Other Numbers DW 82554
History
Built 1908
Diagram V12
Lot 576
Type 4-w non-ventilated van
Capacity 10 tons
Telegraphic code FRUIT B (ex MINK A)
1925 Converted to FRUIT B
1969 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society
1992-94 Major overhaul

Goods Wagons

82554 was originally built as a 'MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van A' Goods Van at Swindon in 1908 to Diagram V12, Lot 576. In 1925 it was converted to a ‘Fruit B’ or Banana Van to Diagram Y5, the conversion involved the removal of vents and the installation of insulation and the end centre shuttered louvre.[1][2] The van had a capacity of 10 tons.

82554 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 Worcester. It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society on 8 March 1969 and was initially restored as a Banana Van at Bewdley later that year. After a period of disuse it was acquired by The GWR 813 Preservation Fund in 1991.[3]

A major overhaul began in spring 1992, considered by the Wagon Department at the time to be the most extensive (and expensive) rebuild of a covered van to date.[4] Both headstocks were renewed, together with the curb rails, chassis diagonal bracing and several sections of body uprights. New body planks were fitted and the vacuum brake equipment, which had been removed prior to arrival on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society, was reinstated. The roof was also re-canvassed and the overhaul completed in summer 1994.[5]

Following this major overhaul, a quick re-paint was the only work required in spring 2004,[6] while canvas repairs and a roof-only repaint were also undertaken in 2008[7].

See also

List of goods wagons

References

  1. Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
  2. Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) pp. 36, 442.
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 102
  5. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 107, 111
  6. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 152
  7. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 163

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