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8in. howitzer gun carriage on an Open B wagon at Swindon Works, c.1914

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This 8in. howitzer gun carriage was one of the first batch to be made at Swindon Works. It sits on an unfinished OPEN B wagon awaiting dispatch. The wagon has had its five plank body removed and has been branded for military traffic only. These specially adapted wagons were requested as soon as Britain entered the war in August 1914, with a total of 101 being supplied by Swindon

Copyright © STEAM Museum of the GWR

Media ID 20172672

Date: 30th January 2014

Image Size: 3433 x 2659 Pixels

Filesize is 2.23MB

Associated Categories: Carriage and Wagon Works

Associated Categories: Wagons

Associated Categories: The Railway at War

Associated Categories: First World War

Keywords: howitzer gun carriage, munitions, open b wagon, swindon works, wagon, war, world war 1