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GWR Cattle wagons and Cattle Movement
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 Posted: 24 May 2017 08:32
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Hi all,
For general branch line movement on restricted lines, did the GWR move cattle around in open wagons or was it solely the closed cattle wagon.  I have seen some mention about small animals being moved in siphon G wagons,  however this may be incorrect.  I'am not bothered about mainline running.
I have looked in all may GWR books and can find nothing other than a slight mention that cattle where moved by open wagon in the 1800s


Is anybody able to help,
Richard

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Hi Richard, I can't advise personally but it's just a matter of time until someone with the answer chips in.

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Hi Richard
One of the Videos we watched recently on a Thursday train night had cattle in open wagons I think the comment was due to excess numbers and not enough available cattle wagons.
They looked like 7 planks.
Ask David if he rembers what the video was.:thumbs:



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Edit double posted from the bush for some reason:scratchchin:
Probably the super fast internet speed :hammer:

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 Posted: 24 May 2017 09:36
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Don't know if this helps Richard, but it looks like after 1904 all cattle wagons had a roof.

(scroll down to livestock)

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/gansg/4-rstock/04arstock4.htm


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 Posted: 25 May 2017 05:51
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That's a good web page, Ed
thanks

Richard

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As an interesting side to this conversation, LGB garden railway trains had a sound card biult into the cattle wagons.
When the wagons were shunted or moved suddenly the cattle sound would moo and clump around.
That would be a different addition for any layout.
Andrew
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