GWR 2504 Milk Tank Wagon

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GWRGreat Western Railway 2504 Milk Tank Wagon
GWR 2504 Milk Tank Wagon.jpg
GWRGreat Western Railway 2504 Milk Tank Wagon
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Awaiting restoration
Number 2504
Other Numbers W2504, 061067
Built 1924
Diagram O38
Lot 1486
Type 6-wheel Milk tank
Capacity 13 tons
Telegraphic code MILTANK
1995 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway

Goods Wagons

Milk tanks were privately owned by dairies and mounted on railway owned chassis. This 6 wheel GWRGreat Western Railway chassis, type MILTANK, was built in 1932 at Swindon to Diagram O38 Lot 1486[1]and carries a 3000 gallon "glass lined" (vitreous enamelled) steel tank, originally supplied for United Dairies.

It was acquired in 1995 by The GWR 813 Preservation Fund, arriving on the SVRSevern Valley Railway on 22 November of that year from Swansea Landore Diesel Depot where it had been used as a waste oil carrier.[2]

Photographed stored at Bewdley, awaiting restoration.

See also

List of goods wagons


  1. Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book 9th edition