WD 4607 'Rectank' Tank Carrier Wagon

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WD 4607 'Rectank' Tank Carrier Wagon
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WD Rectank Tank Carrier 4607
Built By L&YR Horwich
Status In service
Number WGC 4607
Built 1918
Type Bogie flat wagon
Capacity 35 tons
Telegraphic code RECTANK
1994 Arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway

Goods Wagons

This bogie flat wagon was designed by the War Department as a tank transporter and built on their behalf in 1918 by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway at their Horwich works. This class of wagon had a 35 ton capacity and was known by the telegraphic code 'RECTANK'. It saw service with the L&YR which became part of the LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway in 1923.[1]

It was acquired by SVR(H) and arrived at the SVRSevern Valley Railway in September 1994 direct from military use at Kineton, carrying the Army identity WGC 4607, and bearing a large water tank.[1] Shortly after arrival a bent drawbar was straightened and the mountings for the water tank removed.[2] It has since been used by the SVRSevern Valley Railway for carrying rails and other heavy loads, and was photographed alongside Kidderminster Carriage Shed in April 2015.

See also

List of goods wagons


  1. 1.0 1.1 SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 113