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 This ex-GWR Chaired Sleeper Wagon was built by the GWR at Swindon in 1939 as part of lot 1313 to their diagram T12. The wagons in this lot were numbered 100667 to 100682, plus 100684 and 100685.
 
It was built to carry 160 sleepers with their chairs already attached. The sleepers were loaded across the wagon. It is thought that at some point the wagon was rebuilt with sides in order to carry concrete sleepers. 
 
The wagon is fitted with Dean-Churchward brakes. It was photographed in the loco shed yard. 3rd September 2013.

 

GWR Diagram T12. Chaired Sleeper Wagon.
 

Ex-GWR Chaired Sleeper Wagon.  3rd September 2013.
 
The lettering says "Empty to / Hayes Creositing / Works,".

 

Ex-GWR Chaired Sleeper Wagon.  3rd September 2013.
 

Ex-GWR Chaired Sleeper Wagon.  3rd September 2013.
 

Ex-GWR Chaired Sleeper Wagon.  3rd September 2013.
 

Ex-GWR Chaired Sleeper Wagon.  3rd September 2013.
 
The lettering says "Empty to / Hayes Creositing / Works,". The older lettering seems to say "Wexx Basxxx..".

 

Ex-GWR Chaired Sleeper Wagon.  3rd September 2013.
 

Ex-GWR Chaired Sleeper Wagon.  3rd September 2013.
 

Ex-GWR Chaired Sleeper Wagon.  3rd September 2013.
 
The lettering says "WB 25-0", indicating the wheelbase was 25 feet.
 

Ex-GWR Chaired Sleeper Wagon.  3rd September 2013.
 

Ex-GWR Chaired Sleeper Wagon.  3rd September 2013.
 
The lettering says "WB 25-0", indicating the wheelbase was 25 feet and "11-12", indicating the tare weight was 11 tons and 12 hundredweight.
 

Ex-GWR Chaired Sleeper Wagon.  3rd September 2013.
 
 
Ex-GWR Chaired Sleeper Wagon.  3rd September 2013.
 

Ex-GWR Chaired Sleeper Wagon. Photograph Rob Bayliff. 3rd September 2013.
 
 
Ex-GWR Chaired Sleeper Wagon. Photograph Rob Bayliff. 3rd September 2013.
 
It is not known what the lettering says.
 


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