SE&CR Open Goods Wagon 12522
|SE&CRSouth Eastern and Chatham Railway Open Goods Wagon 12522|
SE&CRSouth Eastern and Chatham Railway Open Goods Wagon 12522
|Built By||SE&CRSouth Eastern and Chatham Railway, Ashford|
|Status||Overhaul in progress|
|Other Numbers||PBA 58183|
|Type||4-wheel 5-plank open|
|1988||Arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway|
After being stored for 13 years it arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway in January 1988. On arrival it was in generally good condition, although one headstockThe underframe member across each end of a wagon carrying the buffers and coupling. Known as the Bufferbeam on a locomotive. had been severely bent due to a heavy shunt in the past and needed replacement. A debut in the 2857 75th Anniversary Freight Train on 22 May 1988 was curtailed by a hot axle box, although this was fixed in time for an appearance in the Autumn Steam Gala the same year.
In 2001 one end of 12522 was derailed on trap points outside Bewdley South Box. The wagon was re-railed using the 6-ton steam crane. Some 18 months later the wagon suffered another hot axle box; investigations revealed that during the re-railing both that bearing and another at the other end of the wagon had been displaced. Both bearings were re-metaled and machined, and the opportunity taken to replace a number of body planks using second-hand timber from a china clay wagon. A repaint was also carried out with the wagon returning to service in early 2004..
In summer 2017 the wagon began another overhaul by the Wagon Department at Bewdley Goods Shed. On this occasion installation of new curb rails and replacement of floor and body timbers was required with new brake pins and other parts fabricated. It was completed in March 2019.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 88
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 90
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 147
- National Preservation Forum ‘SVRSevern Valley Railway wagons 2017’ thread
- Wagon department News