Railway Wagon Buffer Test Facility - Ashchurch

Photographs showing the Railway Wagon Buffer Test Facility for Dowty Hydraulics at Ashchurch.

At this facility Hydraulic Wagon Buffers and Wagon Retarders were tested

Ashchurch - Railway Wagon Buffer Test Facility
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Ashchurch - Railway Wagon Buffer Test Facility
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Dowty Hydraulic Units - Ashchurch
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Dowty Hydraulic Units - Ashchurch
Dowty Mining Equipment - Ashchurch
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Dowty Hydraulic Buffer
Railway Wagon Buffer and Retarder test facility at Ashchurch
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Railway Wagon Buffer and Retarder test facility at Ashchurch
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Railway Wagon Buffer and Retarder test facility at Ashchurch
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Mike Hanman and Mike Barrow at the Wagon Test Facility Ashchurch
Mike Hanman
Railway Wagon Buffer and Retarder test facility at Ashchurch
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Railway Wagon Buffer and Retarder test facility at Ashchurch
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Railway Wagon Buffer and Retarder test facility at Ashchurch
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Railway Wagon Buffer and Retarder test facility at Ashchurch
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Railway Wagon Buffer and Retarder test facility at Ashchurch
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

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  • Hello Geoffrey… thank you for your email and update on the dates… there are earlier photos in the post too but I am happy to correct the records…

    By John Redfern (05/07/2021)
  • I notice you have circa 1960
    I can tell you the test ramp was built about 1984 as I worked there as working supervisor under John Powell.
    I was heavily involved with building the mule and design ed the articulating coupling.

    By Geoffrey Weaver (04/07/2021)

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