BR 901010 Weltrol MV
|BRBritish Rail or British Railways 901010 WeltrolTelegraphic code signifying a Well Trolley MV|
901010 carrying 42968's boiler at Bridgnorth in May 2016
|Built By||Head, Wrightson|
|Type||Bogie well trolley|
|1990||Arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway|
Much of its working life was spent carrying a caterpillar tracked earthmover at Nechells Power Station, Washwood Heath. After being condemned it was transferred to Willsden, from where it was acquired by Mr. J.J. Smith in 1990, arriving 6 November of that year. On arrival on the SVRSevern Valley Railway it was placed into immediate use with the P. Way Department. It subsequently received a repaint with the intention of being used in the 1992 Freight Weekend, but unfortunately failed a pads exam at 9 pm on the eve of the event, resulting in a 2 hour shunt to remove it from the formation. It has subsequently served mainly as a boiler carrier at Bridgnorth, in which role it was photographed in 2015 and 2016.
The Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey suggests that 901010 is the only survivor of the 9 WeltrolTelegraphic code signifying a Well Trolley MVs built to Diagram 731 and therefore unique in preservation, the other MVs being to a later diagram.
- Rowland (1996) App. 4.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 107
- Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey