British Sugar 7-plank open wagon

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British Sugar 7-plank open wagon
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BSCBritish Steel Corporation, or British Sugar Corporation 13 at Kidderminster Railway Museum in 2019
Status Restored
Number 16053
Other Numbers B.S.C. 13, “CCW 1”
History
Built 1937?
Type 4-w 7-plank open
Capacity 13 tons
TOPS code OMO
1969 Donated to SVRSevern Valley Railway
2018 Restored

Goods Wagons

This 4-wheel 7-plank wagon was one of 10 donated to the SVRSevern Valley Railway in July 1969 by the British Sugar Corporation at Foley Park. A further four were donated in May 1971, although by 1990 all but 4 had been cut up as beyond economical repair.

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.[1]

It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway in July 1969 and by August 1972 had acquired the fictitious number “CCW 1”.[1] By 1980 it was reported as being in a yellow unlettered livery with no number.[2]

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".[3] However the wagon was subsequently restored and by December 2018 was stored under a tarpaulin at Kidderminster Railway Museum.[4] It was 'unveiled' in August 2019.

See also

List of goods wagons

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Third Edition
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Seventh Edition
  3. Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
  4. ID confirmed by David Postle, 29 December 2018

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