GWR 37150 Covered Goods Van (body only)
Since arrival at the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society the van body was cosmetically restored in the compound opposite Kidderminster signal box, with the assistance of the Friends of Kidderminster Town Station. The Friends project page notes that although grounded van bodies were normally painted black, 37150 has been painted in GWRGreat Western Railway brown with the agreement of the owners in order to highlight its original identity.
To move the van body it had to cross London Midland’s car park, and they wanted a full risk assessment beforehand. The 813 Fund persuaded their haulier, Haynes Transport of Pershore, to put together such a document for this operation and so the restored van body was finally craned from the car park compound onto its specially prepared brick foundations in the dock platform, on 18 February 2014.
- Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
- GWR813.org stock list
- The 2857 Society (Retrieved 21 April 2020)