Progress on the restoration of our 'AF' Container wagon load has been soldiering on in theCarriage and Wagonworkshops at a steady pace, with a new steel frame now complete.
We inherited our 'AF' Container from the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre at Quainton Road last year, with the intention that it would sit atop of our already restored BR Conflat, B502824. 'AF' Containers were the forerunner to the modern Freightliner container trains of today, so it's preservation is important, even if not as glamorous as some other restorations and will help us show how freight services on the Railway changed over the years.
The container inherited was in poor condition, so we have constructed a very substantial metal frame, on which the salvaged aluminum sheets will be bolted. This will give the container a new lease of life and should see it last for many more years to come.
The 'AF' container restoration is supported by theJoint Heritage Coach Fund(JHCF) and undertaken entirely by volunteers. If you would like to support this project, and others like it, you can either become a member of the JHCF or volunteer in our Carriage & Wagon (and Locomotive) sheds. Email email@example.com for further information.