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Box Van No. WGB 4018


Box Van WGB4018 shortly after delivery

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Robert Frise - Box Van WGB4018 shortly after delivery


Arriving during 2003, along with its partner WGB4162, from one of the last batches of short wheel base wagons produced. Purchased from the Army's Central Ordnance Depot Military Railway at Bicester, its TOPS classification is VJX. It was built as No. 23136, at British Rail, Wolverton, renumbered WGB4018 in military service.

A short wheel base van, it is fitted with air brakes, and various other relatively modern features. An interesting feature is that its brake has two positions on the brake changeover mechanism, namely for goods (g. position) and passenger (p. position). This makes the brakes go on more quickly when attached to a passenger train.

Both vehicles are in very good condition, and will be repainted in grey livery. This van was destined to be located, after restoration, in the Cattle Dock. The other vehicle, WGB4162, was only intended to be at Quainton for a short period.


Origin :- British Rail Date Built :- 1962 Number :- WGB4018
Diagram :- - Lot :- 4017 Tare Weight :- -
Type :- Box Van Builder :- British Rail Wolverton Wheelbase :- -
Owner :- QRS Status :- Operable Location :- Cattle Dock
Accession No.: W/0129 Arrival Date :- 2003    

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