Wagon Department

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Interior view of GWRGreat Western Railway 80982 Signal Dept. Van.
GWRGreat Western Railway 102691 5 plank Open Goods Wagon waits it's turn for restoration outside the goods shed

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].

As of May 2016, the most recently restored vehicles are GWR 58725 Improvised Gunpowder Van and GWR 65620 'Vanfit' Covered Goods Van, completed just in time for the 2015 Autumn Gala, and GWR 102691 5 plank Open Goods Wagon, completed in early 2016. Current projects are WD 55577 Brake Van and GWR 13154 5 plank Open Goods Wagon.

See also

Bewdley Down Yard


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