GWR 80603 Ballast Wagon
|GWRGreat Western Railway 80603 Ballast Wagon|
GWRGreat Western Railway Ballast Wagon 80603
|Built By||GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon|
|Other Numbers||DW 80603|
|Type||4-wheel ballast wagon|
|Telegraphic code||STARFISH (BRBritish Rail or British Railways)|
|1973||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
|1985||Appeared on the main line|
80603 was purchased from BRBritish Rail or British Railways Swindon by SVRSevern Valley Railway(H) for PWPermanent Way Department use and arrived on 17 November 1973. It received a clean-up and light repair to an axle box in 1980, following which it appeared on the main line in 1985 as part of the GW 150 demonstration freight train which ran to Newport behind GWR freight loco 2857.
An issue with this type of wagon is that the door stops can become bent with use, allowing the top of the door to hit the axle box when it is opened, potentially resulting in damage to the axle box castings and bearings within. A further overhaul in 2000 replaced two axle boxes broken in this manner, with the wagon floor and ends being replaced at the same time.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 78
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 113