There are over 100 goods wagons on the Severn Valley Railway.
The Wagon Department is responsible for the restoration and maintenance of about half of these, with the rest being owned or adopted by other departments, such as ballast wagons used by the Permanent Way, or covered vans used as stores by various other groups.
At present, there are about 15 wagons and three brake vans restored and serviceable for use in the demonstration goods train at galas or for photo charters.
Originally part of the Carriage & Wagon Department, Bewdley Wagon Repairs became a separate department in 1982.
We always have at least two projects in progress at any one time, with room for two smaller wagons, or one larger one, such as this Southern Railway brake van, inside the goods shed.
Wagons are also restored out in the open, weather permitting.
GWR Open 13154 is seen here under repair outside the goods shed with our mess van behind.
The Wagon Department use GWR Tool and Packing Van 80982 as a mess van. It has been altered inside to include a basic kitchen and workshop.
We also share use of the Joinery and Machine Shops at Bewdley with the Carriage & Wagon Department.