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Saved Wagons 


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These pages are about railway wagons that have been saved. The links in the lists below will be added to as the web site gets bigger. There many more wagons to add to this list yet.

Covered 10T van  at the Mangapps Museum Railway

Covered 10T van  at the Mangapps Museum Railway

This page of the website will have links to all the wagons on this site. but so far there are only links to some of 

The Nene Valley railways wagons

The Great Central Railways wagons

North Yorkshire Moors Railway wagons 

Great Central Nottingham wagons

Didcot Railway Centre wagons


This Page is about some of the wagons that have been saved. It is not just locomotives that needed saving. Today with no short wheelbase unfitted wagons left on the main lines, someone needed to have saved some.

The very slow pick up freight, stopping at small way side stations are long gone. Todays airbraked trains of long wheel base wagons can now do 60mph. These freights are now in block trains.

The local pick freight would pick up one wagon from a small wayside station. This  train took the wagon to a larger freight yard. The wagons were then shunted onto to another freight train to another yard, were it would then be shunted into another pick freight. This traffic was slow. These trains used wagons that had change little over the years. It often took days to get from A to B.

Coal oil and fish and livestock plus parcels newspapers and mail were all moved by rail plus ever sort of cargo that day goes by road. Moving cargos like coal and iorn ore was why the railways were opened. The roads were often only muddy tracks when the railway first opened. Trains to carry people came later. Saving wagons is just as important as locomotives.

(There are other wagons at railways all around the site, not yet linked from this page yet)



wagons at

Nene Valley Railway 

Open wagons wood
Open wagons steel
Covered Vans
Tank wagons other wagons Brake vans
CWS Coal Department Manchester open no2379
Mainline ZBA DB97584
12T Banana van B881987
14T ESSO  tank wagon
17T Mackeral DB992358
20T  Brake Van B954024
Peterborough Coal & Coke Co Ltd 143288
21T hopper wagon B427960
Palvan B778810
Shark E DB 993836
20T Brake van 9300/4
12T open SHOCK wagon B721890
Mainline ZBA DB972206
12T venterated van B774874
12T open wagon S5869
ZBA DB984194
3-plank open wagon
16T Mineral wagon B595229
MOD no.4730 steel open wagon
Nene Valley pages on this site

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Some of The Great Central Railway Wagons

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wagons at

North Yorkshire Moors Railway 

Open wagons wood
Open wagons steel
Covered Vans
Tank wagons
other wagons
Brake vans
Open Shock wagon S14036 
21T steel Hopper wagon B 431861 
12T covered van B762112
ESSO tank wagon 2716
Goods brake van B954854
North Eastern Railway number 8495 
21T hopper wagon  E 307005 
12T covered Shoc Van B 853043  
United Molasses tank Wagon no6
LMS 20T brake van M 732170 
Gunpowder covered van 7T M288824. 
Covered 12T van B753473  
NYMR pages on this site

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Great Central Nottingham (GCRN)

Open wagons wood
Open wagons steel
Bogie Vans
Covered Vans
Tank wagons other wagons Brake vans
Open Wagon  M41153
Siphon G bogie Milk Van
12T Palvan B778771
wagon with sleepers on it
Brake van 952282
Ferry van B786902 
van VAA 200631
20T Goods brake van B964353
12T Van WGB 4178
GWR Toad brake van 68500
Van DB 784455
12T widefit
Palvan WGB 4023
Great Central Nottingham pages on this site

Didcot Railway  Centre wagons

Open wagons wood
Open wagons steel
Covered Vans
Tank wagons
other wagons
Brake vans
12T China clay open wagon 92943
GWR Loco Coal wagon 63066
Mink G 20Ton van  112843
Tar tank wagon No.1
Chaired sleeper wagon 100682
20T Toad brake van  68684
Royal Daylight oil tank wagon 745
Macaw.B no.70335
20T Toad brake van 950592
12 tons Mink A van 101720
Express Dairy tank wagon SR4409

Fruit C 2862

6 wheel Drinking Water Tank Wagon  
Breakdown Train Vehicle no1
10 tons Iron Mink 11152
Breakdown Train Vehicle no 56
Fish Bloate covered van no. 2671
Covered van  WGB 4166  
Covered Van 101836
Didcot Railway Centre pages on this site

 This page of the website will be added to later

This page is all about the railway  wagons.

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Updated 27/11/2014


 This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk it is a webe site on railways, but it is not just on trains, but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, wagons like this page, any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.

Today EWS, East Coast, Central trains and EWS are just some of the names on the trains. The name on the train does not mean, thats whos train it is these days. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More!