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QXV DS 70000 - Rail Carrier

Numbering

Current number:
70000
Any other previous number(s):
S353S

Photos

Details

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Livery:
BLACK

Comments

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  • DS 70000

    2 November 2007 - ian saunders

    is this a conversion from a queen mary bogie brake van

  • DS 70000

    2 November 2007 - colin brock

    It's the underframe from LSWR Third 353 converted to a rail carrier

  • DS 70000

    5 December 2008 - Mr Walmesley

    Its made from a LBSCR overhead electric unit's underframe

  • DS 70000

    5 December 2008 - kev

    nearly 100 years old then - and still in use, !!

  • DS 70000

    28 February 2009 - Martin Allen

    In BR days, this wagon was commonly known as Britannia, a (kind of) unofficial Fishkind code (she who "ruled the waves" !) and a reference to 70000 "Britannia", the 4-6-2 version! It was also the first Departmental wagon on the Southern Region to be numbered in the BR-derived series DS 70XXX. All previous departmental vehicles had been in the old Southern Railway listing which ran from DS1 to DS 3202.

    The yellow painted crane jibs in the photo are a modern addition. The original purpose of this wagon was as a mobile air compressor.

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Isle of Wight Steam Railway** *** ****Ben Williams
Isle of Wight Steam Railway** *** ****Phil Scott
Isle of Wight Steam Railway** *** ****Kev Adlam
Isle Of Wight Steam Railway** *** ****Roy Hennefer
Isle Of Wight Steam Railway** *** ****Charlie Best
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