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Centre Guide

Page last updated:
19-May-2012
Wagons on Siding
 
Fruit Van No. 2356
 
Jand Crane No. 205

Wagons

Didcot Railway Centre is home to more than 50 railway wagons, mostly of GWR origin. These serve to illustrate the sheer variety of goods traffic once handled by the railways.

Historic Vehicles

No.DescriptionBuild DateLot No.Diag No.Built at Date preserved
1 Tar Wagon1898 - - Charles Roberts?
18 Open Wagon - 5 plank1927 - - Sheffield C&W ?
101 6 Wheel Drinking Water Tank Wagon 1948 1555DD.6 GWR Swindon ?
263 S&T Mess Van1952Converted from 25t Brake Van 56867?
745 Oil Tank Wagon1912 - - Hurst Nelson, Motherwell ?
752 Special Cattle Van19521774W.17BR Ashford ?
2671 “Bloater” Fish Van19251356S.10GWR Swindon1976
2862 “Fruit C” Fruit Van1939 1634 Y.9GWR Swindon 1980
2913 “Fruit D” Fruit Van 1941 1649 Y.11 GWR Swindon 1988
3030 “Rotank” Flat Wagon19471715O.58 GWR Swindon ?
4166 Goods Van 1942 1329 D2039 LMS Wolverton ?
4167 Goods Van 1942 1317 D2039 LMS Wolverton ?
10153 Open Wagon - 7 Plank ? Built for Taff Vale Railway by Gloucester RCW ?
11152 “Iron Mink” 1900 217 V.6 GWR Swindon ?
17447 “Toad A” 20T Brake Van 1940 1370 AA.21 GWR Swindon ?
19818 “Open A” Goods Wagon1917834O.11GWR Swindon1981
32337/8 Twin “Mites” Single Bolster Wagons1881220J.9GWR Swindon 1994
41723 “Coral A” Wagon for crated glass1908583D.2GWR Swindon1981
41934 Bogie Well Wagon “Crocodile F” 1908 594 C.12GWR Swindon?
42193 “Hydra D” Well Wagon1917745G.22GWR Swindon ?
42239 Grain Wagon1927 1006 V.20GWR Swindon 1973
42271 “Loriot L” Well Wagon19341142G.13GWR Swindon 
43949 Cylindrical Tank Wagon 1901 286 DD.3GWR Swindon1993
47886 'Fruit' Van 1892638Y.2 GWR Swindon ?
56400 “Toad” 1900 282 AA.3 GWR Swindon ?
63066 Loco Coal Wagon19461480 N.34 GWR Swindon ?
68684 “Toad”1924910AA15 GWR Swindon ?
70335 “Macaw B”19391372J.28 GWR Swindon ?
79933 “Tevan”1922890X.7 GWR Swindon ?
80659 Ballast Wagon19361215P.15 GWR Swindon ?
80668 Ballast Wagon19361215P.15 GWR Swindon ?
80789 Ballast Wagon19371243P.17 GWR Swindon ?
82917 Pooley Workshop Van 1911 652 (V.12) GWR Swindon ?
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Articulated Wagon “Pollen E” 1909608A.6GWR Swindon?
92943 China Clay Wagon (5 Plank)1913750O.13 GWR Swindon ?
94835 “Open C” Open Wagon1920844O.19 GWR Swindon ?
100377 Shunters Truck1953Converted from Mink A ?
100682 Wagon for Chaired Sleepers 19391313T.12 GWR Swindon ?
101720 “Mink A” Van1924911V.14 GWR Swindon ?
101836 “Mink A” Van1925911V.14 GWR Swindon ?
105599 “Fruit B” Banana Van19291054Y.7 GWR Swindon ?
105742 Motor Car Van “Mogo”19361224G.31GWR Swindon?
105781 Gunpowder Van “Cone” 1939 1346 Z.4 GWR Swindon?
105860 “Mica B” Refrigerated Van1925921X.8GWR Swindon 1976
112843 “Mink G” Van19311067V.22 GWR Swindon ?
116954 Motor Car Van “Asmo” 1930 1059 G.26GWR Swindon1970
117993 Open Goods Wagon19311043O.29GWR Swindon 1981
143698 Open Goods Wagon1945 1379 O.37GWR Swindon ?
145428 Goods Van 19441431V.34GWR Swindon1989
146366 “Van” Plywood 19481525V.38 BR Swindon ?
S4409 6 Wheeled Milk Tank19316733152Southern, Ashford ?
950592 “Toad” 20t Brake Van1950 1641 AA.23 BR Swindon ?

Breakdown Train Vehicles

No.DescriptionBuild DateLot No.Built at Date preserved
1 Tool Van1908570GWR Swindon  
47 Riding Van1908580GWR Swindon  
56 Riding Van1908571GWR Swindon  
135 Tool Van1908579GWR Swindon  

Hand Cranes

No.DescriptionBuild DateLot No.Diag No.Built at Date preserved
205 12 ton Hand Crane 1894H2827  Swindon 1970
Match Truck    Swindon 1970
537 3 ton Hand Crane 1899     Swindon  

Narrow Gauge Wagons

No.DescriptionBuild DateLot No.Diag No.Built at Date preserved
?? 2' Gauge Slate Wagon 1903 413 O.49 GWR Swindon  

Service Vehicles

(Not forming part of the collection of historic vehicles)

No.DescriptionBuild Date Lot No. Built at
5267 OJA 21 ton Coal Wagon 1957 2851 BR Lancing
5268 OJA 21 ton Coal Wagon 1957 2851 BR Lancing
113026 ODA Pipe Wagon 195?   BR Wolverton?
WPW1000 Bogie Well Trolley 1937   LT Acton
741583 Beam Wagon (for 50t Steam Crane) 1957 2846 BR Wolverton
749039 Demountable Tank Wagon (for 50t Steam Crane) 1951 2280 BR Shildon
901002 Bogie Well Trolley 1951 2078 BR Swindon
985007 'Grampus' Ballast Wagon 1951 2362 Butterley Co. for BR
993398 'Dogfish' Ballast Hopper 1957 2823 Metro Cammell for BR

Click on the wagon number in the tables above for more information about the particular item.

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