cinderford tramway wheel

Tram wheel from the Cinderford Tramway, early 19th century.

This is a plain-rimmed cast-iron wheel for running on cast-iron, flanged, plate rails. It came from Cinderford on the Forest of Dean Tramway, which was authorised in 1809 and converted to a broad gauge railway in 1854.

The wheel is 21 inches in diameter, and ran loose against a shoulder on the conical end of a fixed axle secured by a cotter.

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Details

Category:
Locomotives and Rolling Stock Components
Object Number:
1932-400
type:
wheel
taxonomy:
  • vehicles and vehicle components
  • vehicle component
  • running gear
credit:
Bretherton, F.J.
status:
Permanent collection

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