Wagon Department

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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, which 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 2017 current projects are WD 55577 Brake Van inside the goods shed and GWR 39860 'Conflat' Container Wagon outside. Members of the Department also from time-to-time assist The LNER Carriage Group with their restoration of GWR 17410 'Toad' 20T Goods Brake Van.

Previous restorations

The most recently restored vehicles are:

See also

Bewdley Down Yard


  1. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 64