Regent Oil & Texaco 431 Aviation Fuel Tank Wagon
|Regent Oil & Texaco 431 Aviation Fuel Tank Wagon|
Regent Oil & Texaco Wagon 431
|Built By||Powell Duffryn|
|Other Numbers||Regent 431, TEX 47881, BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W) 457|
|Type||4w Class B Aviation Fuel Tank|
|1984||Entered preservation on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
|1985||GW 150 main line appearance|
The tank was used by Regent Oil, which was re-branded as Texaco Ltd in 1967. While used by Texaco, it was allocated TOPSTotal Operations Processing System, an American computer system adopted by BR from the late 1960s to number and manage rolling stock. number TEX 47881. Its final duty was in freight trains carrying aviation fuel from Edinburgh to Prestwick Airport for which it carried the registration number BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W) 457.
It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway with a Chas Roberts-built example 345 from Cardiff on 23 July 1984 having been acquired by Don Wilcox, and restored to all-over silver Texaco livery.
- Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
- Paul Bartlett's photographs (Retrieved 1 January 2019)
- Grace's Guide
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 78