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USATC Mobile Workshop

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by Johann Marsbar, May 7, 2020.

  1. Johann Marsbar

    Johann Marsbar Well-Known Member

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    About 10+ years ago there was a USATC WW2 vintage 4-wheel mobile workshop "van" preserved on the Battlefield Line .
    A quick search of the Heritage Register hasn't come up with anything obvious, so I assume it has been scrapped in subsequent years. Can anyone confirm?
     
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    Thanks, that would seem to be the vehicle in question. Having seen that one of the Dutch museums has made up a (short) rake of 3 restored USATC wagons recently, I was having a search to see if any of that WW2 stock survived here.
    That appears to be the only one!
     
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    Possibly this one is another?: http://www.ws.rhrp.org.uk/ws/WagonInfo.asp?Ref=12262
     
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    Now that's interesting - I discovered some of the open wagons survived as late as the early 1990's in Mod use, but thought they were all scrapped. I take it that is owned by the same person as the van, given the location?
     
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    Presumably yes, although the open was never on the GWSR (to my knowledge) so not certain.
     
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    Having looked at Google Earth out of curiosity, there seems to be rather a lot of what appears to be rolling stock at that Wishaw location.....
     

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