GWR 99965 Open 'C' Goods Wagon
|GWRGreat Western Railway 99965 Open 'C' Goods Wagon|
GWRGreat Western Railway 99965 Open 'C' Goods Wagon
|Built By||GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon|
|Other Numbers||I/U 023308|
|Type||14 ton open wagon|
|Telegraphic code||OPEN C (later TUBE)|
|1988||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
99965 was built at Swindon in 1927 to Diagram O19, Lot 971. After service with the GWRGreat Western Railway and BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W), 99965 was moved to Internal UserRolling stock used for the railway’s internal purposes (stores etc.) at one fixed location. duties at the Wolverton Carriage Works as number I/U 023308.
99965 was acquired for preservation by The GWR 813 Preservation Fund, arriving on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Wolverton on 5 May 1988.
Following a request from the boilersmiths at Bridgnorth for a suitable wagon to hold a number of superheater flues, 99965 was moved from store in Kidderminster to Bewdley in summer 1994 for replacement of ‘a few planks’. On arrival, the door planks, end planks, floor, curb rail, all four carrying springs, one buffer spring, and the handbrake ratchet pawl spring were all condemned and the simple job became a major overhaul. The axleguards were found to be out of alignment and were removed, straightened and re-riveted in place. The body was rebuilt using new timber, and 99965 was repainted in 1920s GWRGreat Western Railway livery during November 1994. On completion of this work, the wagon was then moved to Bridgnorth and loaded with superheater flues as intended.
99965 is still used for storage of boiler components at Bridgnorth, as seen in the photograph.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
- ↑ SVRSevern Valley Railway News 111
- ↑ SVRSevern Valley Railway News 113/114