Talk:Caledonian Railway Covered Goods Van 302080

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I've added a brief history from a model shop webpage, provenance unknown. 304543 had a broken wooden solebarThe outer member of a vehicle's underframe, running from end to end below the body on the SVRSevern Valley Railway which indicates wooden underframes. 302080 was on the SVRSevern Valley Railway 1967-2016 and the wagon survey describes it as unrestored. I idly wonder whether there might be more info on the diagram or either wagon in books or SVRSevern Valley Railway News? (hint!) The Tierney webpage also points to an earlier model, which I haven't found.--Patrick Hearn (talk) 10:14, 30 April 2024 (UTC)

Unfortunately the only reference to either that I can find in SVRSevern Valley Railway news was a brief mention when they left. The only wagon books I have are on GWRGreat Western Railway wagons. I'll keep an eye out for any sources in the second hand bookshops if I get a chance. --Robin (talk) 20:02, 2 May 2024 (UTC)
I found a source and I've added it to Bibliography, although it's a new book and £30 so decided not to buy it just for an article on two former residents. I did time for a quick peruse, and have added some information accordingly.--Robin (talk) 09:34, 5 May 2024 (UTC)
There's a 2018 More on Caledonian Wagons A Supplement to Caledonian Railway Wagons and NPCs ISBN: 9781911038337, 1911038338 to look out for too! Thanks for this--Patrick Hearn (talk) 10:53, 5 May 2024 (UTC)

The SVRSevern Valley Railway News article refers to the four wagons being collected from Alveley Sidings by 3205, but doesn't say how they got there in the first place. Did they come all the way from Bournville by rail, or were they brought by road as far as Kidderminster or Bewdley? We will probably never know. By the way, while looking at their website, I noticed that the company consistently refers to itself as "Cadbury" rather than "Cadbury's", only using the apostrophe when the name is used as an adjective such as "Cadbury's Chocolate". I've therefore done the same in this article --Robin (talk) 16:29, 6 May 2024 (UTC)

A clue might be the arrival the previous month of Railcar 22, tripped from Kidderminster as part of the Alveley empties coal train and again collected by 3205. With no evidence, I suspect this leg of the Cadbury vans might have been a repeat performance? It doesn't cover the Bourneville to Kidder query, but as 2047 was delivered by road straight to BH in Oct 1967, it makes it less likely to have the vans delivered by road to Kidder and then tripped to the SVRSevern Valley Railway boundary? Circumstantially, it points to rail throughout?--Patrick Hearn (talk) 20:35, 24 May 2024 (UTC)