Pontypool leases 16-tonners from Great Central Railway in 10-year deal

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SURPLUS 16-ton mineral wagons from the Great Central Railway’s ‘Windcutter’ fleet have been given a new home at the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway (P&BR).

Six of the ex-BR wagons, which are not required for the GCR’s demonstration rake, arrived in South Wales on January 3, courtesy of the David Clarke Railway Trust. 

Pure NCB nostalgia: Bagnall 0-6-0ST Empress climbs under the high line at Furnace Sidings with the ex-GCR 16-ton wagons as former NCB diesel No.14 passes above with more of the recently arrived wagons at the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway on January 13. ROBERT FALCONER

The wagons have been placed on an initial 10-year loan with the P&BR, with a subsequent rolling five-year extension after that. In return, the P&BR will maintain, operate and complete the restoration of the wagons as required.

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Alex Hinshelwood, the P&BR’s traffic manager, said: “We are very grateful to the David Clarke Railway Trust in giving us this opportunity to bring some of these iconic railway wagons back to South Wales, a place where they could once be found in their thousands. 

Read more in the February 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!


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