GWR 93045 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van

GWR 93045 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van
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GWR 93045 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van
Built By GWR Swindon
Status Operatoinal
Number 93045
Other Numbers I/U 064722
Built 1914
Diagram V16
Lot 742
Type 4-w ventilated van
Capacity 10 tons
Telegraphic code MINK A
Brakes DCIII

Goods Wagons

MINK was originally the generic GWR telegraphic code for a covered goods van, and after 1909 more specifically the 16ft non-vac fitted type. The MINK A was a vac or non-vac ventilated version. [1]

Built in 1914 to Diagram V16, Lot 742, 93045 was one of 2,260 10-ton MINK A goods vans built to that diagram. As built, V16 was non-vac fitted, with DCIII brakes, GWR self-contained buffers, and bonnets (rather than shutters or louvres) covering the end ventilators.[2] It later carried Internal User number I/U 064722.[3]

In preservation, 93045 arrived at the National Waterways Museum in July 1990.[3] It was put up for sale in 2008 after the owner was asked to remove it, and was acquired by The GWR 813 Preservation Fund, moving to the SVR on 31 August. It was in good condition on arrival, requiring only two floor planks to be fitted and a re-paint to match existing MINK A 93016[3][4]

See Also


  1. Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) p. 12.
  2. Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) pp. 34, 379.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
  4. SVR News 175