Garrett 35465 when new, 1931

 Works Number: 35465

Registration Number: CV5166

Date: 29th July 1931


Sold in July 1931 to Glover and Uglow, haulage contractors of Callington, Cornwall, this wagon is an 8-ton 3-way tipper fitted with a poppet valve engine. It was the first wagon built with a new design of apron and windscreen, using a steel windscreen frame and a lower apron to improve the driver's field of view.

In 1949, the wagon was sold to Cornwall County Council and used for tarspraying. By the late 1950's the wagon was derelict in Jewell's yard at Slades Quarry, Sladesbridge, Cornwall.

Garrett Wagon 35465 derelict at Slades Quarry, Sladesbridge, Cornwall.
Garrett 35465 derelict in Slades Quarry, 1950's

In the February 1960 Road Locomotive Society Journal, the wagon was described by Ian Muir as being in the yard of W. R. Douglas of Sladesbridge. It was for sale for the princely sum of £100, and stood alongside Burrell 6NHP SCC 3125 "Princess". The wagon was eventually purchased by Jim Hutchens of Ferndown, Dorset for preservation and was restored by Goolds of Camerton, near Bath. Jim obtained a considerable quantity of new, old stock spare parts from Garretts to help with the restoration. Afterwards, the cache of surplus spare parts was sold and many were used in the restoration of 34841. The wagon first appeared on the rally scene in the early 1970's, with the cab painted dark green and initially with no body. A body based on the original design with varnished wooden dropsides was added later.

Garrett Wagon 35465 in 1977
Garrett Wagon 35465 at the Queen's Silver Jubilee Rally, Ascot in 1977

After being purchased by Vic Greenaway in 1979, the wagon was sold to its current owner in 1980, who restored the 3-way tipping gear and did much other work. The wagon was an impressive performer on the road and was taxed as a "restricted goods" vehicle to allow commercial use in the owner's coal business.

Garrett Wagon 35465 as restored in 1980's
Garrett Wagon 35465 as restored in 1980's


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