Queen Mary Brake Van in Steventon

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Queen Mary Brake Van in Steventon

Postby Tiddles » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:59 pm

This has been stored at a business park in Steventon Oxfordshire for what must be over 7 years. I do not know who it belongs too or why it is there.
There is also a 4 wheel waggon chassis behind it.


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Re: Queen Mary Brake Van in Steventon

Postby PJSMITH51 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:24 pm

Hi
Probably a bit late, but do you know if the queen mary brake van is still at Steventon. If so do you know the nearest industrial unit where it is based or the approximate Map reference?

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Re: Queen Mary Brake Van in Steventon

Postby flying scotsman123 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:33 pm

Weird, can't find any trace of it on the VCT, all QMBs appear to be on established heritage railways...
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Re: Queen Mary Brake Van in Steventon

Postby Tiddles » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:06 pm

flying scotsman123 wrote:Weird, can't find any trace of it on the VCT, all QMBs appear to be on established heritage railways...


I think it belongs to heritage railway. There are some other waggons there too. The track is a long way off the GWR main line and has no connection to anything else. Possibility just a length of track layed on the concrete.

The site was an RAF base but do not think it had any sidings.
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Re: Queen Mary Brake Van in Steventon

Postby stuartp » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:56 pm

Milton depot (to the east of Steventon next to Didcot power station, now Milton Park) and Lockinge depot (now Steventon Storage Facility) to the west were both rail connected. The connections are both now lifted I think (Lockinge certainly is) but they may not have removed all the track within the facilities.
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Re: Queen Mary Brake Van in Steventon

Postby senorsenales » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:22 am

That site at Steventon was a Home Office supply depot. About fifty of the Green Goddess fire engines were stored there and I remember seeing a convoy of them heading South on the A34 in the hot Summer of 1976 to go to the New Forest to fight the fires there.

They also had vast supplies of equipment for civil emergencies, and we used some of their kit for the time I was running a temporary prison in the late 80's.

I suspect it has been closed down now, and looking at Google Earth it looks like it is a commercial storage site, and it certainly isn't rail connected.

As for Milton I used to drive past a pile of old rails and a set of stop blocks on an almost daily basis so it looks like that connection has gone as well. That was about eighteen months ago and I haven't been near there since.

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Re: Queen Mary Brake Van in Steventon

Postby codek » Tue May 04, 2021 7:16 am

Such a shame these images appear lost now.

Dies anyone know if they can be retrieved and perhaps kept somewhere more longstanding?


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