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Geismar Trolleys at Nuneaton Weddington Terrace

Ben Williams avatar

Ben Williams Editor

Also called in here today. There are now 26 Mini 4-4 trolleys here and 20 trailers. Quite a collection. Many of these have recently been moved across from other nearby locations. A very reliable source confirmed all the numbers yesterday.

Visible from the industrial estate or passing Birmingham-bound trains.

Dennis Graham avatar

Dennis Graham

Northampton Bridge Street seems to be collecting Geismars as well.

There were 9 today plus 6 trailers.

ID'd 7 Geismars

901081-4, 083-4, 084-2, 085-9, 090-9, 091-7, 095-8.

Any help with the other two would be gratefully received.

Does this mean that they are all being taken out of service?

If so are there any more mini dumps?

Dennis Graham avatar

Dennis Graham

Viewed Weddington Lane yesterday and while I counted 26 trolleys could only see

9 trailers. Have some disappeared or were they hidden somewhere out of my sight.

Roger Harris

Roger Harris

When visited on 4th November, all 20 trailers were in plain view. 10 off to the left (as you look off the fire escape), and to the right, a pile of four, in front of a set of three, two behind, and one in the weeds.

Ben Williams avatar

Ben Williams Editor

I sent Dennis my photo last night taken from fire escape and it looks like the original piles are there but the newer ones have already moved on...

Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin

Today, just 5 Mini 4-4s were recorded whereas on 22nd February, 28 were recorded. Are the rest still here or gone? I was contemplating a trip to view these on Saturday. Thanks.

Ben Williams avatar

Ben Williams Editor

I suspect these are the only ones visible from the fence but may be wrong. What is also interesting is that 44/011 was noted - which hasn't previously been seen here. Either a new arrival or error?

I'm told a few of the early 44s are nearly out of their Acceptance Certificates...

Dave Hudson

Dave Hudson

Hi Ben. I was at Weddington Terrace, on Wednesday the 1st, & it was myself that noted 901062-8, 44/011, was there not to far inside the gates on its own, with my binoculars I could get 7 trailers & 6 trolleys also some part numbers from other trailers/trolleys from the fence, I went round to the depot but was told that there was no one there to take me round, went up on the foot bridge & there was 2 more trolleys in there by the fence, track side, but I could not get any Id of them. If you have a list of what is there so I can try match any of the part numbers I have. I would be very grateful.

Ben Williams avatar

Ben Williams Editor

We used to know what's there but it appears to have changed again!

Alex Betteney avatar

Alex Betteney

The trailers seen on 22nd would have effectively all been visible from the fire escape. Several 4-4's were in the weeds, but the majority were in a big cluster (4 rows of 5/6) in the middle of the yard

Dennis Graham avatar

Dennis Graham

Was there on the 4th. 901062 looks like it has just been dumped inside the gate to the left away from the rest.

Tried to count trollies and trailers from fire escape but cannot say definitely how many although within one or two of what has been seen before. What has changed however is that all the triangular shaped set of three wheels normally attached to the

trollies seem to have been removed and piled up in front of the main bunch.

Out of interest what is the purpose of these wheels?

Paul Moseley

Paul Moseley

These wheels are for on-tracking and off-tracking the trolleys,which can be be completed by just two people.

Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin

I called here today. These are the only 4-4s identifiable from the fence outside. There was no-one around and the gate was padlocked.

063-6, 064-4, 065-1, 067-7, 069-3, 071-9

Ben Williams avatar

Ben Williams Editor

I visited here today and managed to ID 12 trolleys and 15 trailers by number from the fence. 901054 is a recent arrival and sits with 901062 near the gate.

901064 and 901066 are on the front row of the main group at the back. The rest are in the original area near the fire escape stair in the corner.

Dennis Graham avatar

Dennis Graham

Was at Weddington today. Does not appear to be any new 4x4's but trailers seem to move a bit.

Counted 20 which is less than my last visit. 011518 has definitely escaped. Saw it at Midland Rd.

Vince avatar

Vince Website editor

The following 34 trolleys and 27 trailers were available in the July 2023 NR tenders. Only two trolleys (and one 1T trailer) have been reported at a preservation location in recent months. Do the other 32/26 still remain at Weddington Terrace, or have they moved on too?

99709 901053

99709 901054

99709 901055

99709 901056

99709 901057

99709 901058

99709 901061

99709 901062

99709 901063

99709 901064

99709 901065

99709 901066

99709 901067

99709 901068

99709 901069

99709 901071

99709 901073

99709 901074

99709 901076

99709 901077

99709 901079

99709 901080

99709 901086

99709 901087

99709 901089

99709 901142

99709 901147

99709 901170

99709 901196

99709 901197

99709 901205 - Great Central Railway

99709 901211

99709 901212

99709 901214 - Great Central Railway

99709 011482

99709 011484

99709 011485

99709 011486

99709 011487

99709 011488

99709 011489

99709 011490

99709 011491

99709 011492

99709 011495

99709 011496

99709 011497

99709 011498

99709 011500

99709 011503

99709 011505

99709 011506

99709 011508

99709 011509

99709 011515

99709 011516

99709 011518

99709 011672

99709 011677

99709 011693

99709 011695

ian robinson avatar

ian robinson

called here 20 june 2024 , after the rail live show . NR are still using the site but there are no M44/901 machines present please can any body tell me what happened to them ?