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Wagons At The Nene valley Railway

Wagons 12T open SHOCK wagon number B721890 

The Nene Valley Railway

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12T open SHOCK wagon number B721890

12T open SHOCK wagon number B721890 with a tarpaulin rail to cover cargos to keep them getting wet

This 12T open SHOCK wagon number B721890 was at the Nene Valley's Peterborough station in the bay

These Shock wagons had large springs (see spring under the centre door) to help with the shocks when hard shunting was undertaken, when breakable or fragile cargos were being caried. The wooden wagon body is a little shorter than the under frame .The three white stripes on the sides and ends were also on the Shock vans as well.

12T open SHOCK wagon number B721890  with a BR tarpaulin over the wagon.

12T open SHOCK wagon number B721890  with a BR tarpaulin over the wagon.

Note the ropes using the 4 hooks placed for that job along the wagon.


Class 5 City of Peterborough had been given a new number and its nameplates removed just for the September 2014 steam gala. The locomotive was shunting the wagons back into the bay at the Nene Valleys Peterborough station at the end of the day.


These wagons below are just some of the wagons that have been saved at the Nene Valley Railway.

Nene Valley Railway wagons

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        

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Updated 27/11/2014

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