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[[File:Interior view of GWR 80982 Signal Dept Van.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Interior view of GWR 80982 Signal Dept. Van.]]
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[[File:55577 inside goods shed.jpg|thumb|300px|right|55577 under restoration at Bewdley in April 2016]]
[[File:GWR 102691 5 plank Open Goods Wagon.jpg|thumb|200px|right|GWR 102691 5 plank Open Goods Wagon waits it's turn for restoration outside the goods shed]]
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[[File:13154 outside goods shed.jpg|thumb|300px|right|13154 under restoration at Bewdley in May 2016]]
  
The Wagon Department, based in [[Bewdley Goods Shed]] and using [[GWR 80982 Signal Department Van]] as a mess room, is an independent part of [[Bewdley Carriage & Wagon Department]], which restores and maintains wagons for use in the [[Demonstration Goods Train]].<br>
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The Wagon Department, based in [[Bewdley Goods Shed]] and using [[GWR 80982 Signal Dept Van|GWR 80982 Signal Department Van]] as a mess room, is an independent part of [[Bewdley Carriage & Wagon Department]], and restores and maintains wagons for use in the [[Demonstration Goods Train]]. It was first 'hived off' as a separate department in early 1982<ref>SVR News 64</ref>.
Current projects (January 2015) include the restoration of [[GWR 58725 Improvised Gunpowder Van]] and [[GWR 65620 'Vanfit' Covered Goods Van]].
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==Current projects==
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{{As of|2020}}, the [[Rolling stock currently under restoration|current projects]] are [[GWR 93045 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van]], [[GWR 101961 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van]], [[GWR 98480 5 plank Open Goods Wagon]] and [[GWR 105873 'Mica B' Refrigerated Meat Van]].
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==Previous restorations==
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The most recently restored vehicles are:
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* [[GWR 58725 Improvised Gunpowder Van]] and [[GWR 65620 'Vanfit' Covered Goods Van]], completed just in time for the 2015 [[Autumn Steam Gala]]
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* [[GWR 102691 5 plank Open Goods Wagon]], completed in early 2016
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* [[GWR 13154 5 plank Open Goods Wagon]] completed in August 2016.
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* [[WD 55577 Brake Van (fictitious number)|WD 55577 Brake Van]] completed in September 2017.
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* [[GWR 39860 'Conflat' Container Wagon]] completed in July 2018.
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* [[GWR 143 Tool & Packing Van]] completed in July 2018.
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* [[LMS 730866 Goods Brake Van]] completed in September 2018.
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* [[GWR 2303 Fruit Van]] completed in February 2019.
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* [[SE&CR Open Goods Wagon 12522]] completed in March 2019
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* [[Regent Oil & Texaco 345 Aviation Fuel Tank Wagon]] completed in December 2019
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Members of the Department were also involved in [[The LNER Carriage Group]]'s restoration of [[GWR 17410 'Toad' 20T Goods Brake Van]], completed in June 2018.
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==Wagon Review Group==
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In 2015 a [[Wagon Review Group]] was created to improve the storage and restoration facilities for the goods wagons.
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==See also==
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*[[Bewdley]]
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*[[Bewdley Down Yard]]
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*[[Rolling stock currently under restoration]]
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*[[Goods Wagons]]
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==References==
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<references />
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==Links==
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*[http://www.svrwagons.uk/news.html Wagon Department website]

Latest revision as of 08:41, 13 February 2020

55577 under restoration at Bewdley in April 2016
13154 under restoration at Bewdley in May 2016

The Wagon Department, based in Bewdley Goods Shed and using GWR 80982 Signal Department Van as a mess room, is an independent part of Bewdley Carriage & Wagon Department, and restores and maintains wagons for use in the Demonstration Goods Train. It was first 'hived off' as a separate department in early 1982[1].

Current projects

As of 2020, the current projects are GWR 93045 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van, GWR 101961 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van, GWR 98480 5 plank Open Goods Wagon and GWR 105873 'Mica B' Refrigerated Meat Van.

Previous restorations

The most recently restored vehicles are:

Members of the Department were also involved in The LNER Carriage Group's restoration of GWR 17410 'Toad' 20T Goods Brake Van, completed in June 2018.

Wagon Review Group

In 2015 a Wagon Review Group was created to improve the storage and restoration facilities for the goods wagons.

See also

References

  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 64

Links