A batch of 39 wagons built by BREL Shildon and immediately transferred to BCG ownership. They were largely based on the concepts of the BR MGR coal hoppers, and like them had automatic unloading. Mainly used between Mountfield and Northfleet cement works, in the early 1980s some where working between Newbiggin and Dunbar cement works. They were scrapped in 1993.
Full drawings and details of use are in
Monk-Steel, David (2011) Merry-go-round on the rails. HMRS publishing, Butterley Station, Derbys. 196 pages ISBN 978-0-902835-30-6.
19553 Blue Circle @ Ashford Works 77-07-16 � Paul Bartlett w
APCM19561 @ Northcliffe 92-05-10 � Paul Bartlett w
APCM19570 @ Tonbridge 89-10-09 � Paul Bartlett w
APCM19576 @ Millerhill 85-08-22 � Paul Bartlett w
APCM19583 @ Hoo Junction 88-02-06 � Paul Bartlett w
APCM19583 @ Hoo Junction 89-11-05 � Paul Bartlett w
APCM19585 @ Mossend 84-07-22 � Paul Bartlett w
APCM19586 @ Hoo Junction 88-09-11 � Paul Bartlett w
APCM19589 @ Hoo Junction 88-02-06 � Paul Bartlett w
Keywords:APCM, Blue Circle Group, Gypsum, MGR, hopper, merry-go-round
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