Photo of W14997 at Unknown - Western Region?

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  • Unknown - Western Region?
  • Date unknown
  • © Alex Betteney Collection


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  • Ben Williams

    2 June 2012, 10:33:31

    Alex picked up this photo but doesn't have much info on it so if anyone knows any more about this vehicle please get in touch!

  • Justin Edwards

    27 June 2012, 19:24:44

    A picture of this wagon appears on page 149 in the 3rd Edition of GWR Goods Wagons by Atkins, Beard &Tourrett. It is a conversion from a GWR Diagram G1 Loriot flat wagon. Ten of these wagons were built 1890-91 and were all withdrawn from normal traffic use by1947. This particular vehicle was converted to a weed killing wagon with a tank for the weed killer and a GWR style locomotive cab for the operator. The picture in the book is dated 1948 and the wagon appears ex works so this may be when it was converted. The number W 14997 is an engineers stock number, the original wagon would have been in the series 42041-42050 (All this information is from the GWR Wagons Book)

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