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Windcutter Wagons

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by Flying Phil, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Flying Phil

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    Yesterday, 2nd Jan 2019, 5 Windcutter wagons left Quorn GCR to go, on loan, to the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway. Believed to be B279714, B279717, B98858, B212705, B165121. There may be another one to follow.
     
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    The final wagon B 568314 left today. That still leaves the GCR with 30 16T mineral wagons for the "Lengthy train" .
     
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    279714 is really B595478.

    279717 is part of a 4-way mystery and I’d rather it had stayed on site as sorting the mystery out is going to be far more difficult now! It’s bad enough that another of the 4 was scrapped in the early days of the project. (Talking of which, if anyone has any decent pictures of wagon 15 (279715, though doubtful if it ever carried this) I’d be interested. I don’t think it was at the GCR for long as it was swapped with the scrapman for a different wagon I believe.)
     
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    Yes, two wagons were scrapped/swapped for better ones in May 1997.
     
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    The wagons have arrived safely in are looking good in the crisp morning sun at the P&B. image5.jpeg
    (Photograph courtesy P&B)
     

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