GWR/BR ‘MONSTER’

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These were constructed at Swindon Works in 1953 and 1954 in two batches, eleven in total were built. All remained in use until the late 1970’s. They had end doors as well as side doors and were used for conveying motor vehicles and theatrical scenery as well as more general parcels traffic.

Built: 1953Lot number: 1753Diagram: P.23Total: 6
NumberWithdrawnDisposal
4931978/79Despatched from Crewe to T. W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire 2/10/78.
4941978/79Despatched from Micheldever to A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 5/10/79.
4951978/79Despatched from Glasgow Works to A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire c9/78.
4961978/79Despatched from Carlisle to Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire 25/10/78.
4971978/79Despatched from Old Oak Common to A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 22/9/78.
4981978/79Despatched from Clegg Street, Oldham to T. W. Ward, Briton Ferry, Neath Port Talbot 7/12/78.
Built: 1954Lot number: 1769Diagram: P.24Total: 5
NumberWithdrawnDisposal
5961978/79Sold to Chadwick, Stalybridge (with Siphon G 2992) and moved to Dewsnap Sidings, Manchester from Chester arriving 5/2/79. It is believed that it was removed from its bogies and used nearby as a sports pavilion before being broken up 9/79. (NB – Chadwick rented rail connected premises in Warrington were they scrapped rail vehicles but is not believed this was ever located there.)
5971978/79Despatched from Norwich to A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire c9/78.
5981978/79Despatched from Micheldever to Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire 19/2/79.
5991978/79Despatched from Whittlesea to T. W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire c12/78.
6001978/79Despatched from Peterborough to Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire arriving 19/6/79. Then to Bluebell Railway, then to Swindon & Cricklade Railway.