GWR 37150 Covered Goods Van (body only)

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GWRGreat Western Railway 37150 Covered Goods Van (body only)
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GWRGreat Western Railway 37150
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Static use (body only)
Number 37150
History
Built 1892
Type 4-w non-ventilated van
2014 Arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway

Goods Wagons

The grounded body of this GWRGreat Western Railway outside wooden framed 'MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van' Covered Goods Van can be seen on the bay platform at Kidderminster, having previously been located at the West Somerset Railway. It was built circa 1892 at Swindon.[1]

Since arrival at the SVRSevern Valley Railway the van body was cosmetically restored in the compound opposite Kidderminster signal box, with the assistance of the Friends of Kidderminster Town Station. The Friends project page notes that although grounded van bodies were normally painted black, 37150 has been painted in GWRGreat Western Railway brown with the agreement of the owners in order to highlight its original identity.

The van body is owned by the GWR 813 Preservation Fund.[2]

To move the van body it had to cross London Midland’s car park, and they wanted a full risk assessment beforehand. The 813 Fund persuaded their haulier, Haynes Transport of Pershore, to put together such a document for this operation and so the restored van body was finally craned from the car park compound onto its specially prepared brick foundations in the dock platform, on 18 February 2014[3].

See also

List of goods wagons

References

  1. Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
  2. GWR813.org stock list
  3. The 2857 Society (Retrieved 21 April 2020)

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