GWR 104621 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van
|GWRGreat Western Railway 104621 MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van 'A' Covered Goods Van|
GWRGreat Western Railway 104621 MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van 'A' Covered Goods Van
|Built By||GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon|
|Type||12 ton ventilated van|
|Telegraphic code||MINK A|
After service with GWRGreat Western Railway and BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W), the wagon was used at Round Oak Steelworks, Brierley Hill.
104621 was acquired from Round Oak in 1971, arriving on the SVRSevern Valley Railway on 5 May 1972. It was repainted in GWRGreat Western Railway livery shortly after arrival, but then used at Bridgnorth as a stores van for 61994 The Great Marquess during that locomotive’s restoration.
Restoration of 104621 by the Wagon Department began at Bewdley in Spring 1992. This entailed a complete body overhaul, including new roof planks and canvas and new doors. After repainting to GWRGreat Western Railway condition, it was initially put to use by the DMU group for the storage of spares.
104621 is one of the wagons regularly seen in the Demonstration Goods Train. It is owned by The GWR 813 Preservation Fund.
- ↑ Atkins et al, 1976 Vol 2, pp. 89-91.
- ↑ Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
- ↑ GWR813.org
- ↑ SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
- ↑ SVRSevern Valley Railway News 102
- ↑ SVRSevern Valley Railway News 107