146

This wagon is an ex-Bogie Bolster ‘C', of 30 tons capacity, converted by BR at Ashford Works in the 1960's as match wagon for crane Nº. 145. It was numbered 083317 and, like its crane when towed, had a maximum speed of 25 mph. Once on the K&ESR its use in this role was limited and was thought to be of more use as a flat wagon to carry track panels for the Northiam extension. It entered the Carriage & Wagon workshop in December 1988 for conversion. All the bodywork, jib rest, chain lockers and other equipment were removed. The underframe was cleaned and painted and a new timber floor installed. The running gear was also overhauled at the same time.