GWR 95353 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van

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GWR 95353 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van
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GWR 95353 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van
Built By GWR Swindon
Status Under repair
Number 95353
Other Numbers RRM 38
Built 1916
Diagram V16
Type 4-w ventilated van
Capacity 10 tons
Telegraphic code MINK A
2014 Arrived on SVR

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

95353 was built at Swindon in 1916 to Diagram V16. It is a typical 'Mink 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.

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