Photo of TDB530733 at Ipswich

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Photo details

  • Ipswich
  • 5 August 1986
  • © Mark Honeywood


Your comments

  • Ben Williams

    18 June 2020, 13:36:16

    Im not sure what this wagon was used for - it may not even be a true internal at this time but a good snapshot of history!

  • Jon Horswell

    18 June 2020, 19:34:56

    Is that a grounded van just creeping into shot on the right as well?

  • Paul Cheesemore

    18 June 2020, 20:57:51

    Van on the right looks like 041311 ( ex B850489) which sat on a piece of isolated track

  • Brian Cuttell

    19 June 2020, 13:23:09

    Some Conflat wagons such as this one were used as Class 03 match wagons when shunting. Not sure why they needed them but I remember seeing them at other depots such as Bradford Hammerton Street.

  • Vince

    19 June 2020, 13:43:14

    Were they used because the 03 alone was too short to trigger track circuits?

    (And Paul is correct, 041311 is just peeping in at the right of the photo)

  • Jon Horswell

    19 June 2020, 17:33:25

    Yep, 041311. The match wagons were apparently used to trigger track circuits but I can't recall if an incident had occurred to bring about their use. The Gateshead O3's appeared to be permanently coupled to theirs, but the Birkenhead ones never used them at all.

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