

GWR Route: Banbury to Wolverhampton
Greaves Sidings: gwrgs2763
The main cement kiln cylinder was loaded on a 25 ton boiler
trolley wagon (telegraphic code name  Crocodile F). This particular wagon No
41966 was one of eight boiler trolley wagons built under lot L947 in 1925 to
diagram C20(VI). The other three boiler trolley wagons involved in the kiln
transfer were Crocodile G (35 ton) wagons built under lot L596 in 1909 to
diagram C14(VI). The details of the boiler trolley wagons (of these two types)
which were available in 1933 are given in the table below:
Lot 
Diagram 
Load 
Code 
Date 
Quantity 
Running Numbers 
L596 
C14(VI) 
35 ton 
G 
1909 
4 
41943, 41944, 41945 and 41946 
L373 
C16(V) 
35 ton 
G 
Rebuild of C8 in 1909 
3 
36949 
L400 
36950 
L474 
36951 
L946 
C19(VI) 
35 ton 
G 
1925 
2 
41962 and 41963 
L889 
C22(VI) 
35 ton 
G 
1921 
3 
41952, 41953 and 41854 
NoW R3 
C26(VI) 
35 ton 
G 
Rebuild of two C19 in 1928 
2 
41961 and 41964 
L378 
C5(V) 
25 ton 
F 
Rebuilt in 1909 
2 
41915 and 41916 
L594 
C12(VI) 
25 ton 
F 
1908 
10 
41933, 41934, 41935, 41936, 41937, 41938,
41939, 41940, 41941 and 41942 
L619 
C12(VI) 
25 ton 
F 
1909 
2 
41950 and 41951 
L947 
C20(VI) 
25 ton 
F 
1925 
8 
41965, 41966, 41967, 41968, 41969, 41970,
41971 and 41972 
Although the kiln components were very heavy, one of the
other critical factors was the cylinder length. Because the kiln cylinders had
such large diameters, they needed to fit as low as possible into the well of
the boiler trolley wagon to minimise the out of gauge dimensions. The diagram
C14(VI) wagon had a clear well length of 25 feet.
Robert Ferris
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