BR 118443 Mineral Wagon
|BRBritish Rail or British Railways 118443 Mineral Wagon|
BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mineral Wagon 118443
|Built By||GRCWGloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company|
|Other Numbers||B 118443, I/U 041451|
|Type||4-wheel steel mineral wagon|
This example, originally numbered B 118443, was built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company in 1952 as Lot 2380. It was condemned as an MCO in 1978 and subsequently transferred to Internal UserRolling stock used for the railway’s internal purposes (stores etc.) at one fixed location. stock as number 041451 in 1980. In that role it was allocated to Immingham TMDTraction Maintenance Depot, also referred to as Diesel Depot where it was fitted with a tank and vacuum system and used to clear oil and sludge from the drains.
The date of its arrival on the SVRSevern Valley Railway was not published; it was not recorded in the Stock Book of June 1998 but was photographed at Kidderminster Railway Museum in May 2006. As of 2020[update] it is still stored there awaiting restoration. The tank is still in situ and can be seen in the wagon in the main photograph.