Bringing home the Goods
We aim to raise £10,000 to overhaul these two mineral wagons together with others to recreate a typical S&D freight train.
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The Trust has recently purchased these two ex-British Railways 16-ton mineral wagons from the Swanage Railway for £3,000. Transportation is approximately £750 and it will cost a further £2,500 to refurbish them. Any money raised in excess of these figures will be used to purchase additional wagons for our demonstration freight train.
These two wagons, when they have been fully restored will form part of the Trust's long term ambition to recreate a demonstration freight train - once so typical of the S&D operations on this part of the line.
Coal traffic was the lifeblood of the S&D. Many of the collieries operated along the northern section of the line and hundreds of these wagons were used every week to transport coal across the entire Bristol, Bath area and beyond.