GWR 57976 Covered Goods Van (body only)

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GWRGreat Western Railway 57976 Covered Goods Van (body only)
GWR 57976 Gareth Price.jpg
GWRGreat Western Railway 57976
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Stored (body only)
Number 57976
Built 1894
Diagram V6
Lot 17
Type 4-w vent van (IRON MINK)
Capacity 10 tons
1996 Acquired by SVRSevern Valley Railway

Goods Wagons

The grounded body of this GWRGreat Western Railway 'Iron MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van' ventilated covered goods van is stored in the Stourport Triangle.

The wagon was built in 1894 at Swindon to Diagram V6 Lot 17.[1][2] It was latterly used as a grounded shed in Kidderminster Goods Yard and became SVR(H) property when the coal yard land rented by Charringtons Coal Merchants was vacated in November 1996. At the time it was considered for possible reconstruction.[3]

Photo from Gareth Price's photostream, also used on Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey page.

See also


  1. Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) pp. 32, 353.
  2. Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition