W spl – Great Northern Railway Diagrams of Special Wagons version 2 October 2023

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This publication provides a facsimile copy of the GNR Diagrams of Special Wagons book, this was a revision published in August 1913 for use by GNR Company Staff. The book had been produced to allow staff to call up specific wagons when required for use, an instruction on the title page of the book provides information to staff when ordering vehicles – ” When applying by wire to the Rolling Stock Controller for any of the wagons shewn, it will be sufficient to quote the number of the page on which the diagram of the wagon appears and give Code word”. 

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This publication provides a facsimile copy of the GNR Diagrams of Special Wagons book, this was a revision published in August 1913 for use by GNR Company Staff. The book had been produced to allow staff to call up specific wagons when required for use, an instruction on the title page of the book provides information to staff when ordering vehicles – ” When applying by wire to the Rolling Stock Controller for any of the wagons shewn, it will be sufficient to quote the number of the page on which the diagram of the wagon appears and give Code word”. 

This publication also includes six Appendices:

Appendix 1: Cross reference of diagrams to photographs in the “GNR Illustrations of Wagon Stock”, 1906 publication

Appendix 2: Comparison of the GNR 1913 publication with the “LNER Diagrams of Special Wagons” 1926 publication. This shows name and running number changes under LNER vehicle ownership.

Appendix 3: Number series and allocation of GNR Engineers’ Department vehicles. Covering the period 1887 to approx. 1907

Appendix 4: A listing of GNR Travelling road, rail and steam rail cranes, based on a census taken on 13th June 1881. ( there are later updates included) 

Appendix 5: Census of wagons included in the 1913 revision, the figures are from two sources and show wagon stock levels at different periods.

Appendix 6: Images of notes pasted onto fig.22 of the original 1913 revision.

Photograph Section: A selection of photographs of the vehicles depicted in the diagrams.

Version 2 now comprises of 64 pages with the addition of a photograph section, the publication is also available in digital format as GNRS Disk 14.

 

 

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