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Beamish Museum: Railway wagons & coaches

Railway wagons & coaches in Beamish Museum.

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Rail cranesEdit

1913 Smith & Rodley No. 91554Edit

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1917 Coles 22 Ton Steam CraneEdit

See Beamish Museum: Coles rail crane

ChaldronsEdit

Londonderry Railway 4 tonnersEdit

The museum has a number of chaldrons built in the 1870s (with some over-hauled/rebuilt) for the Londonderry Railway (denoted by the letter L). They are numbered:

  • 12
  • 25
  • 189
  • 328
  • 521
  • 829
  • 1115
  • 1209
  • 1210
  • 1219
  • 1220
  • 1221
  • 1281
  • 1357
  • 1828
  • 1833

No. 189 at the entranceEdit

Chaldron No. 189 is mounted as a static dsiplay at the museum's entrance, see Beamish Museum: Entrance area#Chaldron wagon & steps

HoppersEdit

Grey 5-plankEdit

NER No. 64994Edit

  • 1900 North Eastern Railway 4 wheel 10.5 ton 5 plank coal hopper
  • Ex-NCB 1285 - current number 64994 is fictitious

NER No. 46153 (46152)Edit

  • 1903 North Eastern Railway 4 wheel 20 ton 10-plank coal hopper
  • Erroneously numbered 46153, the correct number being 46152

NER (NCB) No. 1319Edit

  • 1902 North Eastern Railway 4 wheel 15 ton 6-plank coal hopper

NER No. 54556Edit

  • North Eastern Railway 4 wheel 20 ton 8-plank mineral hopper No. 54556

Bowes (NCB) No.s 308, 572 & 782Edit

  • Three Bowes Railway 4 wheel 10 ton 6-plank coal hoppers
  • On loan from Bowes Railway, April 2009 - March 2011

Bowes (NCB) No. 1289Edit

  • North Eastern Railway 4 wheel 10 ton 6-plank coal hopper
  • On loan from Bowes Railway, February 2012 - June 2014

Open wagonsEdit

P&JR No. 122Edit

  • Bowes Railway (Darlington Wagon & Engineering Co.) 4 wheel 10 ton 6-plank open
  • Pontop & Jarrow Railway
  • On loan from Bowes Railway, February 2012 - June 2014

Bowes (NCB) No. B39Edit

  • Bowes Railway 4 wheel 3 plank (drop side) goods wagon
  • On loan from Bowes Railway, March 2011 - September 2012

Bowes No. B49Edit

  • Bowes Railway (Watts, Hardy & Co.) 4 wheel 2 plank (drop side) general materials wagon
  • On loan from Bowes Railway, March 2011 - September 2012

Colliery elevated spoil railway wagonEdit

Side tippersEdit

ACC No. A 14/9Edit

  • 1920 Ashington Coal Company 4 wheel side tipper

Basic vansEdit

Unidentified red vanEdit

  • 4 wheel, unventilated, possibly an NER G1. This van might've originated from an RNAD site due to its height or a colliery line hence the small roof if the van needed to fit into small spaces.

GWR No. 95861Edit

  • 1917 Great Western Railway (Swindon) 4 wheel 10 ton diagram V.16 Mink A (TOPS VVO) ventilated van

NER No. 108653Edit

  • 1880 North Eastern Railway 4 wheel 15 ton diagram G8 (TOPS VVO) non-ventilated tranship van

WD No. 47877Edit

  • 1918 War Department (Cravens Railway C&W Co., Sheffield) 4 wheel 10 ton LNWR diagram 88 non-ventilated tranship van

Specialist/departmental vansEdit

NER No. 44842 (44824)Edit

  • 1895 North Eastern Railway (York) 4 wheel 10 ton diagram V1 birdcage brake van
  • Originally numbered 44824, restored with erroneous number 44842

NER No. 92189Edit

  • 1899 North Eastern Railway (York) 6 wheel packing/tool van

RNAD No.s 9 & 18Edit

  • 1913 Royal Navy (Harrison & Camm) 4 wheel 5 ton non-ventilated ammunition van
  • Ex-Royal Naval Armaments Depot, Gosport (internal use)

Flat wagonsEdit

Chaldron barrier wagonEdit

One of the Londonderry 4 ton chaldrons has been converted to a flat wagon, for use as a barrier wagon between chaldrons and other rolling stock/locos (which have dissimilar buffer heights).

BSC No. 66Edit

  • Great Western Railway (Swindon) 8 wheel 30 ton 50' Macaw B bogie bolster
  • Ex-British Steel Corporation Tube Works (No. 66)
  • At Buckinghamshire Railway Centre:
    • Mocked up as the Maharajah's saloon in the Granada TV series The Jewel in the Crown
    • Converted to a well wagon to carry boilers
  • At Beamish:
    • I-beam deck added, for use as a carrier for an ice rink chiller unit

NER No. 03938Edit

  • 1901 North Eastern Railway 4 wheel flat wagon (fitted with grooves for carrying a horse drawn fire engine)

ChassisEdit

Tank wagonsEdit

Consett Iron Company No. 41Edit

  • 1917 Ministry of Munitions (Chas Roberts, Wakefield) 4 wheel 10 ton Class A (TOPS TTO) benzole tank
  • Originally MoM No. 125, restored as Consett Iron Company Limited (second hand owner), with fictitious No. 41

OtherEdit

Pockerley Waggonway stockEdit

CoachesEdit

GER No. 5Edit

  • 1898 Great Eastern Railway Royal Saloon (built for Princess Alexandra)
  • On hire from Furness Railway Trust

NER No. 818 (3071)Edit

  • 1903 North Eastern Railway Clerestory Composite
  • Liveried as (and features parts from) No. 818, but in reality is No. 3071

UnknownEdit