GWR 95353 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van

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GWRGreat Western Railway 95353 MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van 'A' Covered Goods Van
GWR 95353 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van.jpg
GWRGreat Western Railway 95353 MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van 'A' Covered Goods Van
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Under repair
Number 95353
Other Numbers RRM 38
History
Built 1916
Diagram V16
Type 4-w ventilated van
Capacity 10 tons
Telegraphic code MINK A
TOPS code VVO
2014 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway

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 ventilated version, either vac or non-vac fitted.[1]

95353 was built at Swindon in 1916 to Diagram V16. It is a typical 'MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van A' covered goods van with a 10-ton capacity.

95353 was previously preserved at the Rutland Railway Museum (now known as 'Rocks by Rail'). In February 2014 it was acquired by The GWR 813 Preservation Fund as part of a three-way exchange by which the RRM acquired the The 2857 Society’s LMS Ore Hopper 691804, and the 2857 Society received an appropriate financial benefit.[2]

The photograph by Gareth Price shows 95353 in the Coal Yard compound at Kidderminster shortly after arrival.

See also

List of goods wagons
Rolling stock currently under restoration

References

  1. Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) p. 12.
  2. SVR Forum thread

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