Photo of 022285 at Saltley

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Photo details

  • Saltley
  • 5 November 2007
  • © John Hall


Your comments

  • Ben Williams

    9 December 2007, 18:45:06

    Finally retrieved from the bushes at Saltley its thought this tank is due for scrapping (if not already.) It still has a tree attached by the looks of it...

  • Jon Horswell

    9 December 2007, 19:15:43

    Looks in pretty good nick considering its ongoing battle with the vegetation. I wonder what delights were to be found lying within!!

  • Dave Shell

    9 December 2007, 19:27:39

    It does indeed look to be in reasnoble condition - I wonder if it'll be put up for disposal or if it'll be torched?

  • Ben Williams

    9 December 2007, 21:16:27

    I was surprised too when I received this photo! The bodywork doesn't look too bad at all... of course closer inspection may tell otherwise...

  • Phil Hetherington

    10 December 2007, 15:37:10

    Does anyone have a contact 'on site'? This looks far too good to scrap, is there time to mount a preservation bid? I'm interested (subject to gaining necessary permission etc.)

  • SD0853

    18 December 2007, 11:46:16

    Look's like it's available in kit form now, it wasn't visible yesterday when I passed the ex-L.I.P.

  • Ben Williams

    5 December 2009, 14:34:25

    Phil you may be in luck as this has been found alive and well near Worksop - and its even had a coat of paint! More details to follow as I believe the owner may be looking to sell on...

  • Phil Hetherington

    7 December 2009, 10:27:12

    That's excellent news - although I do have rather a lot on my plate at the moment, maybe in a year or six? (I do rather like it though, wouldn't rule it out!). I'd guess this dates from the 20s/30s? (Rivetted tank, cradle mounted.)


    8 December 2009, 18:08:44

    Might actually be slightly earlier. The Railway Clearing House had standard designs/features and they did vary slightly over the years. With some exceptions, depending on the liquid carried, the crossed wire hawser method of restraining the "barrel" was stopped by the late 1920's. Ref:Bill Hudson, Private Railway Wagons, Oakwood Press

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