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Whitwell & Reepham Railway Wickham trolleys & trailers

Peter Hall

Peter Hall

The records for the Type 17A trolley 68044 https://www.ontrackplant.com/otp/68044 and trailer converted from a trolley MN0005 https://www.ontrackplant.com/otp/wickham-mn005 which have recently arrived have now been updated. Further sightings therefore welcomed, particularly, for the trailer.

Obar123 who visited at the weekend didn't report Type 17 trolley "7581" https://www.ontrackplant.com/otp/7581 the chassis of which is still believed to be present. What I believed was this I saw last May. It was down the yard, roughly opposite the signal box, on a heap of sleepers. I haven't yet added a sighting as really need to examine a recent picture of the chassis to be 100% sure it was "7581", I'm 99% sure though that it was. I only discovered it after chatting to one of the volunteers who took me down the yard to see it. Thus, not easy to see unless you actually know its there.

It would be interesting to know if anyone else who has visited the Whitwell & Reepham Railway since "7581" in 2012 can say whether they saw it on top of the sleepers or elsewhere on the site or took pictures of it.

Dennis reported that by the time of his 2014 visit just the chassis remained, the 'flat pack' having been removed from site by then for restoration elsewhere. Thus, presumably just the chassis on site since then.

Type 27A 9023 https://www.ontrackplant.com/otp/9023 was also located at the railway until early in 2023, but is now at the Colne Valley Railway.

Simon Reeve

Simon Reeve

I photographed a frame upside down on a pile of sleepers 27/7/21.

Peter Hall

Peter Hall

Simon, are you able to upload your picture on the "7581" page https://www.ontrackplant.com/otp/7581. If not is it possible to send me it at dilemmas@rcts.org.ok

Peter Hall

Peter Hall

Having now seen Simon's pictures I'm 100% certain that the chassis on the heap of sleepers is that from "7581" and have thus added my sighting.

You have to know where to look to see it though, so easily missed.

It does carry a plate which has 16.6.49 stamped on it three times.

Obar123

Obar123

Has the picture been uploaded as I can't see it?

Jarrod Barker

Jarrod Barker

This one Simon

https://www.ontrackplant.com/photo/7581frame-1