BR 997623 'Prawn' Bogie Bolster
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|BRBritish Rail or British Railways 997623 'Prawn' Bogie Bolster|
BRBritish Rail or British Railways Bogie Bolster 997623 in August 2015
|Built By||BRBritish Rail or British Railways Swindon|
|Type||S&TSignals & Telegraph Bogie Bolster wagon|
|1990||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
Service and preservation
DB 997623 was built at Swindon in 1952 to BRBritish Rail or British Railways Diagram 1/471, Lot 2271. It was initially allocated to the Western region, lettered 'EMPTY TO READING'.
It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway on 14 December 1990 from Southall, then owned by Mr J J Smith. It was initially unusable due to a rotten deck, but was redecked and repainted in 1992.
DB 997623 is only 45 feet long, which limits its ability to carry rails compared to the SVRSevern Valley Railway's other 60' long bogie bolsters, 60841 & 996730
It was photographed at Bewdley in August 2015.
- ↑ Larkin Vol 1 (2011), p.70.
- ↑ SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
- ↑ SVRSevern Valley Railway News 102