Vehicles in this photo
The following vehicle(s) appear in this photo.
- 041476 - 16t Mineral Wagon
- Stratford TMD
- March 1983
4 March 2008, 06:19:12
I photographed this wagon at Stratford Depot on 14-7-79, when it was tucked away in an otherwise empty shed. There was an Open Day in progress on that day, but the wagon was not on public display. It was not an Internal User at that date, my notes record the details as P 193685, built Metro Cammell 1945, lot No. 2286, dia. No. 1/122. It was scrapped by Roe Metals as B 193685 on 9-86. A great pity it was not preserved, there are only two examples of these ex-SNCF wagons still in existance, as far as I know.
4 March 2008, 08:25:58
ex SNCF! You learn something every day - thanks Martin.
4 March 2008, 09:08:02
Agree Diagram 1/112 and a number built by metro-cammel 1946 for use in France post WW2 When repatriated joined BR stock. One example is preserved in NRM Shildon. The interesting bit is the lashing eyes as they could be sheeted as well as used for mineral traffic. I vaquely remember they had a slight problem with the doors as they could swing open unexpectedly. Parkside Dundas make a very nice model in both 4mm and 7mm scale