GWR 93045 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van

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GWRGreat Western Railway 93045 MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van 'A' Covered Goods Van
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GWRGreat Western Railway 93045 MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van 'A' Covered Goods Van
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Operatoinal
Number 93045
Other Numbers I/U 064722
History
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 GWRGreat Western Railway 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, GWRGreat Western Railway self-contained buffers, and bonnets (rather than shutters or louvres) covering the end ventilators.[2] It later carried Internal UserRolling stock used for the railway’s internal purposes (stores etc.) at one fixed location. 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 SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society 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

List of goods wagons
Rolling stock currently under restoration

References

  1. Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) p. 12.
  2. Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) pp. 34, 379.
  3. 3.03.13.2 Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 175

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