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Dapol OO J Dangerfield, Gloucester 5 Plank Open Wagon Antics Special Edition ANT046

Gloucester coal merchant J Dangerfield ordered two 8-ton wagons from the Gloucester RCW company at the end of 1907. Two newly built wagons, numbered 1 and 3 were delivered in January 1908, with no.1 duly photographed by the wagon company photographer.
It is unclear if Mr Dangerfield already had a wagon numbered 2, decided to only use odd numbers, or simply wanted to appear to be operating a larger fleet.

James Dangerfield was the son of a Gloucester dock labourer and joined one of the railway companies as an engine cleaner. By 1901 he had established his own business as a coal merchant, with a depot at the Midland Wharf. The two new wagons in 1908 were registered with the Midland Railway, which would have provided Mr Dangerfield with direct routes between Gloucester and collieries in the North Somerset, Forest of Dean, Midlands and Nottinghamshire coal fields.
Wagon number 1 was sold to Toomer & Co of Reading in 1930, and John Dangerfield appears to have retired from business by this time.

Original photograph no3472 in the GRC&W photographic archives, volume reference D4791/16/41 kept at the Gloucestershire county archive.

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Dapol OO Wood & Rowe, Stroud 5 Plank Open Wagon Antics Special Edition ANT047

The Stroud based firm of Wood & Rowe, formed by the partnership of Mr Miles Frederick Wood and Mr Charles Mortimer Rowe, were engaged in a range of business, being listed in trade directories as coal, salt and builders merchants. Drain covers around Stroud can still be found bearing the Wood & Rowe name, so the company evidently had some iron manufacturing capability. The partnership was mutally dissolved in 1922, notice given in the London Gazette lists the business as Coal and Builders Merchants at Cheapside, Stroud, Nailsworth, Ryeford and Stonehouse. The business was to continue under Mr Wood using the same company name.

The company certainly had a significant requirement for railway wagons, 8-ton 5 plank opens 23 to 31 being ordered as a batch from the Gloucester Carriage & Wagon company in 1905, following on from several orders for 10-ton 7 plank wagons. The 5 plank wagons may have been ordered for their usefulness in both the coal and building supply trades, lower sided wagons often being preferred for aggregates to prevent gross overloading, thus keeping the wagons busy all year round.
Many years later number 25 of this batch was photographed at Frocester station on the Midland Gloucester to Bristol route delivering a load of coal. It would seem likely therefore that Wood & Rowe supplied coal for local merchants or contracts to stations as required in addition to their own trade.

Many Wood & Rowe wagons have empty to instructions for return to collieries in the Tamworth area, initially Hockley Hill, one of the later Kingsbury group of collieries. This colliery appears to have been running down before the first war and had been completely removed by 1923. Immediately south of Hockley Hill was Whateley Colliery, the location being known in railway terms as Whateley Sidings. Tamworth, Mid. Rly. was added as the Midlands' Birmingham to Derby route crosses the LNWR (now West Coast Mainline) at Tamworth. These collieries, along wth Wood & Rowes' depots around Stroud, were all served by the Midland company.

Original photograph can be found in the GRC&W archives at D4791/16/34 located at the Gloucestershire county archive.

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Dapol OO Sutton Cardiff 7-Plank Open Coal Wagon Antics Special Edition ANT039

This model of Sutton Trading number 48 represents the wagon photographed by the Gloucester RC&W company in 1939, an example of a batch of 25 wagons supplied. Based in Cardiff, Sutton Trading would have had access to a wide range of South Wales collieries and the Great Western routes to the West Midlands via Gloucester and London via Bristol. Built in 1939 it would be expected that this wagon would still have been in good condition when requisitioned under the wartime pooling arrangements, so near-new Sutton wagons could have travelled anywhere in Britain from 1940 onwards!

Number 48 was marked for return empty to the National Pit at Wattstown in the Rhondda Fach. This colliery was owned by United National Collieries, originally served by the Taff Vale Railway, and was noted for the high quality steam coal produced.
Sutton Trading owned a substantial fleet with older wagons carrying much higher numbers than this, so it is most likely that this order was a replacement for a batch of old wagons. The marking 'For repairs advise Sutton Trading...' indicates that the company may well have had their own repair depot.

The Sutton Trading Company still operates in the coal business today, still from offices in Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff.

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Lightmoor Press Private Owner Wagons of Gloucestershire POG

This volume is a companion to the author's previous book on wagons of the Forest of Dean. It takes a look at all of the known private owner wagon owners and operators based in Gloucestershire with almost 250 wagons being identified. It is illustrated with over 450 photographs, items of ephemera and maps, many of which are previously unpublished. Whilst the majority of the wagons belong to coal merchants there are also those for quarries, mills, a brewery and chemical works. As well as identifying the owners, the opportunity has been taken to give as much detail of their business as possible to give some idea as to how large the concern was and how long it was in operation. Thus, as well as being of interest to the private owner wagon enthusiast the volume also gives much industrial and social history for the county.

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