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81547 -

Category: 815xx series

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All Sightings

LocationDateObserver
Gwili Railway - Bronwydd Arms4 Sep 2010-
Gwili Railway - Bronwydd Arms15 Aug 2010-
Gwili Railway - Bronwydd Arms22 Feb 2010-
Gwili Railway - Bronwydd Arms14 May 2008-
Gwili Railway27 Apr 2008-
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Comments

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  • DRA 81547

    23 February 2012 - Jon Horswell

    Does anyone know the identity of the runner for this crane?

  • DRA 81547

    23 February 2012 - Peter Anthony Cummings

    On this occasion anyway, it was DW107105.

  • DRA 81547

    24 February 2012 - Jon Horswell

    Ok. The only reason why I ask is because I have just driven past the Gwili Railway at Bronwydd Arms and was unable to call in as the gate to the car park was closed. I saw this crane and its runner coupled to the lines class 03 but have been unable to trace the runners identity. So far everything has drawn a blank including the VCT's wagon survey. Any ideas?

  • DRA 81547

    24 February 2012 - Peter Anthony Cummings

    There may be no connection at all of course, but a 2007 copy of the ICRS book on Preserved wagons does list an un-numbered LNER Crane Jib Runner as being at the Gwili Rly.

  • DRA 81547

    24 February 2012 - Jon Horswell

    Thanks for that. Just discovered the Gwili stocklist on the VCT wagon database. It too gives an un-numbered LNER Crane Jib runner but sadly no photo. It could well be the same one. Its lack of ID may well have seen it overlooked in recent years but either way from what I saw it looks just like the one above. Clever recreation or something awaiting discovery?

  • DRA 81547

    25 February 2012 - Vince

    I found this recent (wonky) photo of the wagon at Gwili - looks very similar to the one in Peter's photo above..

  • DRA 81547

    26 February 2012 - Peter Anthony Cummings

    Certainly looks like the same item. Which is weird, as you might assume that the Crane and its runner were sold together but the ICRS book makes no mention of the runner - just the crane.

    2 similar vehicles are listed, at the Great Central and Dean Forest railways - DW107110 and DW107113.

    Possible, of course, that at the time of the sale of the crane, the Macaw was retained for further use.

  • DRA 81547

    26 February 2012 - Peter Anthony Cummings

    The 2 may have arrived together, but the runner came somehow without identification. And an erroneous assumption as to its ogigins got made, and has somehow lingered on.

  • DRA 81547

    26 February 2012 - Andy Prime

    When cranes were disposed of, they were usually paired with the runner that required most maintenance (or the most worn wheels) so the DW runners moved around.

    In 1985, DRA81547 had DW107115, yet in 1991 the picture above shows it had DW107105, which itself in 1990 was previously with DRA81548.

    The TOPS code of the runners at this time was YSR-A Design Code YS011E.

  • DRA 81547

    27 February 2012 - Jon Horswell

    So can we all agree that this is a genuine brake runner of the DW series, only we don't know which one........

  • DRA 81547

    27 February 2012 - Phil Scott

    If it's a GWR wagon, it is likely the number will be stamped into the solebar. Is anyone from the Gwili Railway able to inspect the runner wagon more closely?

Details last updated: 18 September 2011, 17:23.