Railway wagon, British Railways, 27T Iron Ore Tippler, No B383560, built Shildon Works, 1954. [Built to diagram number BR Wagon 181, construction span 1951-1954, number built 900].
Until the Second World War, most of the coal and mineral traffic on our railways had been carried in privately-owned wagons, which were commandeered for the war effort. To cope with the vastly increased tonnages of freight being carried, the Ministry of War Transport introduced standard all-steel mineral wagons, and this vehicle represents a variant of the original design. Because it was discharged by being inverted in a ‘tippler’, no doors were needed on this particular wagon, in contract with the more typical version which had two side doors and one end door.
- Locomotives and Rolling Stock
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