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Metropolitan Railway 10 ton Wagon No. BW4

BW4 outside Buffer Depot

Robert Frise - BW4 outside Buffer Depot

This three plank open ballast wagon arrived in 2001 from the Bluebell Railway, Sussex. Little is known of its history.

It uses grease for lubrication, which was discontinued on railways because of its inability to flow until warmed up, and its tendency to catch fire due to friction. During 2004 the waggon had much restoration work done by a local Scout group.

Origin :- Metropolitan Railway Date Built :- 1897 Number :- Met - 234
Other - BW4
Diagram :- - Lot :- - Capacity :- 10 ton
Type :- 3-plank open ballast Builder :- unknown Wheelbase :- -
Owner :- QRS Status :- Static Exhibit Location :- Buffer Depot Museum
Accession No. :- W/0121 Arrival Date :- 2001    

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