GWR Goods Container A890
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|GWRGreat Western Railway Goods Container A890|
A890 is approximately half the size of this ‘Type B’ container.
|Built By||GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon|
|Type||Container (wood plank body)|
|2013||Donated to the FoKTS|
GWRGreat Western Railway A890 was built in October 1931 to Diagram A1. It had had external dimensions of 7ft 2½in length x 6ft 2in width x 7ft 2½in height with a wood plank body and a 2½ ton capacity. The "Type A" small covered containers were generally between 7ft – 8ft in length, approximately half the size of the "Type B" seen in the photograph above, meaning two could be carried on one wagon.
A890 was donated to the Friends of Kidderminster Town Station in 2013 and has since been fully restored and repainted in its original livery of dark grey body with white lettering.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) pp. 513-515
- ↑ Restoration of GWRGreat Western Railway Container A890 in the Friends of Kidderminster Town Station magazine Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
- ↑ SVRSevern Valley Railway News 205, pp. 50-53