Museum Collection

The museum currently has a large collection of small artefacts such as a large scale Gloucester Patent Bogie, books, Long Service Medal, model diorama's and Gloucester wagon plates. We are currently looking to purchase a Gloucester built wagon, which shall be the first of the museum's standard gauge rolling stock collection from the UK.

Book - This book was produced by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Limited to commemorate the Festival of Britain 1951.

Book - This book entitled "Private Owner Wagons from The Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Ltd" complied by Keith Montague has a very large collection of photographs of wagons built by the company for other companies all over the United Kingdom. This book also has a very small collection of wagon drawings in the back. 

Book - This book entitled "A History of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Limited" was produced by the company in 1960 to mark 100 years of the Company. This book was donated to the museum. 

Medal - This long service medal was donated to the museum. On the obverse of this long service medal it says" Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co. Ltd established 1860 Jubilee 1910", and on the reverse it says "presented to Charles Meadows after 50 years continuous services".

Large Scale Bogie - This large scale replica Gloucester Patent Bogie was donated to the museum in 2016. This Bogie came to us complete with a wooden plinth and rails with two plates on the plinth one saying 'Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Limited' and the other saying 'Modelled By Technigraphic Projects-Bristol'.  The Bogie has a serial number stamped in the frame and is fully working with working brakes, working suspension and working axle box covers.

Photographic Album - This book is a photographic album, it has seen better days as the spine of this book has sadly come away from the book. This photographic album has never been used as all the thick card pages inside have no markings on them, the pages have gold leaf on the edges of each page. This item was donated to the museum.

Wagon Plate - This wagon plate dated 1957 was purchased by founding member Paul Matthews specifically for the museum, as you can see it has the wagon number 'DB984702' and under that you have '20T', the T stands for Tons, underneath that you have 'Glo'ster C&W. Co.' This stands for Gloucester Carriage and Wagon Company and the year of manufacture for the wagon was 1957 and underneath this is the lot number which on this wagon and plate was '3052'. This wagon would have been built for use by Whelk Departmental.

Wagon Plate - This wagon plate was fitted to all Gloucester built wagons, this plate was fitted to wagons to inform everyone who the builder is/was for that particular wagon. This wagon states "Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co Ltd Builders Gloucester" as you can the writing is surrounded by a large 'G' this is how Gloucester built wagons can be distinguished from other wagons.

Wagon Plate - This wagon plate is a repairs plate and was fitted to those wagons that needed repairs and the railway company was advised to contact Wagon Repairs Limited, in the case of the wagon which this plate was attached to, the railway company was advised to 'For Repairs Advise Wagon Repairs Limited Gloucester'.

Photographic Collection - The museum has a very large collection of photographs from the former works, including a large collection of private owner wagons, official company photographs of rolling stock and other road and rail vehicles, employees photographs, photographs inside the works and many other photographs. This is a very large collection we have at least 10,000+ images of company built rolling stock and private owner wagons which our Chairman Alan Drewett is currently archiving not only for us but for the Gloucestershire archives who have cooperated with Alan and the museum. We owe a big thank you to Gloucestershire Archives, Gloucester Life Museum and many other sources for their cooperation and working with us and allowing us to have copies of photographs and other records for the Museum.

Map of Works - This is a copy of a map dated 1948 which covers the complete 5 acre site on Bristol Road, this map shows you in detail all the buildings, traversers, the dates when the buildings were extended even down to the locations of all the engines then the map was first drawn up. (Original held at the Gloucester Life Museum).

This Clearing House map of 1928 shows a basic overview of Gloucester and Cheltenham railway lines including Gloucester Docks.

This Clearing House map of 1915 shows a basic overview of Gloucester and Cheltenham railway lines including Gloucester Docks.
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