The most numerous air braked wagon on BR have been the hopper mineral wagons introduced in 1964. They were designed to work in continous rakes from the collieries to the power stations and not to be remarshalled and unloading required specialist equipment to operate the bottom hopper doors. Photographs of a small selection of wagons as they appeared upto 1980 when wagons were still being built whilst others were having new bodies fitted to the chassis.
A scale drawing and information were published in Monk-Steel, David., Bartlett, Paul W. & Mann, Trevor, (1986) BR Air— braked Coal Hopper wagons. in Model Railway Constructor Annual 1987 pp 20 - 36 edited by Leigh, Chris. and in Monk-Steel, David (2011) Merry-go-round on the rails. HMRS publishing, Butterley Station, Derbys. 196 pages ISBN 978-0-902835-30-6.
NOTE – A few of these photographs are low quality scans and may not print well. Do not order larger prints.
Other MGR photos are in other collections.
B350314 HOP AB PFA @ Cardiff General 70-06-05 © Paul Bartlett w
350579 HAA @ Burton C&W 78-08-06 © Paul Bartlett w
350841 @ Wellingborough 78-06-11 © Paul Bartlett
350862 HOP AB @ Wellingborough78-06-11 © Paul Bartlett w
351240 HAA @ Wellingborough80-08-26 © Paul Bartlett w
351446 HAA @ Wellingborough 80-08-26 © Paul Bartlett w
351711 HOP AB @ Wellingborough 78-06-11 © Paul Bartlett w
351749 HOP AB @ Wellingborough 78-06-11 © Paul Bartlett w
351771 HOP AB @ Burton C&W 78-08-06 © Paul Bartlett
351819 HOP AB @ Wellingborough 78-06-11 © Paul Bartlett w
352055 @ Burton C&W 76-08-14 © Paul Bartlett w
352078 HOP AB @ Stanton 77-06-04 © Paul Bartlett w
B352085 HOP AB @ Wellingborough 75-10-12 © Paul Bartlett w
352173 @ Wellingborough 78-06-11 © Paul Bartlett w
352448 @ Hoo Junction 78-03-12 © Paul Bartlett w
352508 HAA @ Burton C&W 78-08-06 © Paul Bartlett 
352508 HAA Doors @ Burton C&W 78-08-06 © Paul Bartlett w
Keywords:BR Merry go round hopper, HAA, MGR, Railway wagon, hopper wagon
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