British Sugar 7-plank open wagon
|British Sugar 7-plank open wagon|
BSCBritish Steel Corporation, or British Sugar Corporation 13 at Kidderminster Railway Museum in 2019
|Other Numbers||B.S.C. 13, “CCW 1”|
|Type||4-w 7-plank open|
|1969||Donated to SVRSevern Valley Railway|
The original builder and works number of this wagon are not recorded, although it was registered as number 16053 in 1937 and carried the number B.S.C. 13.
It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway in July 1969 and by August 1972 had acquired the fictitious number “CCW 1”. By 1980 it was reported as being in a yellow unlettered livery with no number.
The wagon was inspected for the Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey in February 2013; the resulting listing showed a status "For disposal" and condition "Derelict". However the wagon was subsequently restored and by December 2018 was stored under a tarpaulin at Kidderminster Railway Museum. It was 'unveiled' in August 2019 and is now owned by the Kidderminster Railway Museum collection.
In August 2021 the signwriting was applied, the painter being the former Gloucestershire and England wicket keeper Jack Russell MBE. The wagon is in the livery of 'James H. Smart & Sons'. James Harry Smart was a prominent coal merchant and carrier in the late 1800s, based on the Cotswolds canals at Chalford in Gloucestershire.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Third Edition
- ↑ SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Seventh Edition
- ↑ Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
- ↑ ID confirmed by David Postle, 29 December 2018
- ↑ BranchLines, September 2021