BR 993898 'Shark' Ballast Plough Brake
|BRBritish Rail or British Railways 993898 'Shark' Ballast Plough Brake|
BRBritish Rail or British Railways Ballast Plough Brake DB 993898
|Built By||BRCWBirmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company Smethwick|
|Type||Ballast plough brake|
|1990||Entered preservation on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
993898 in preservation
993898 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Tinsley on 19 November 1990, and was later fitted with ploughs acquired from Duddeston Wagon Shops in Birmingham. It was used on engineers' P-Way trains until replaced by air braked Shark 993876 in 2017. The photograph below shows it in a ballast train at Bewdley in April 2015. It was in the siding at Eardington on 1 June 2016.
The plough can be seen in use in this video taken at Trimpley in February 2017. Link to YouTube
In 2016 the then owners took the decision to donate 993898 to the SVR Charitable Trust, thus ensuring its long term place as part of the SVRSevern Valley Railway's wagon fleet.
As of January 2020[update] it is being restored by the Carriage and Wagon team in the cattle dock at Bridgnorth.
- Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
- Severn Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition