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The original design in 1964 of MGR hopper wagons included having an extension - the canopy or 'top skip' which permitted the wagons to carry 32 tonnes - so using the full 45t GLW then the highest weight permitted for a 2 axle wagon. Few colliery screens were high enough to permit their use and they largely remained in Scotland. Without photographs it is difficult to know which wagons had these and when - as they were removed and put on other wagons and published TOPS codes lists are misleading. Lots 3575 and 3647 appear to have all been built with them. Drawing and information were published in Monk-Steel, David., Bartlett, Paul W. and 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 – These photographs are low quality scans and may not print well. Do not order larger prints.

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350001 HAA HOP32AB @ Millerhill 84-07-21 © Paul Bartlett w

350001 HAA HOP32AB @ Millerhill 84-07-21 © Paul Bartlett w

B350001 plate @ Millerhill 84-07-21 © Paul Bartlett

B350001 plate @ Millerhill 84-07-21 © Paul Bartlett

350941 HAA @ Millerhill 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett w

350941 HAA @ Millerhill 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett w

351004 HAA @ Scunthorpe 86-11-02 © Paul Bartlett w

351004 HAA @ Scunthorpe 86-11-02 © Paul Bartlett w

351079 HAA @ Millerhill 84-06-01 © Paul Bartlett w

351079 HAA @ Millerhill 84-06-01 © Paul Bartlett w

351131 HAA @ Millerhill 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett w

351131 HAA @ Millerhill 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett w

351185 HAA @ Millerhill 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett w

351185 HAA @ Millerhill 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett w

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351217 HAA @ Millerhill 84-06-01 © Paul Bartlett w

351217 HAA @ Millerhill 84-06-01 © Paul Bartlett w

351223 HOP 32AB @ Millerhill 89-08-03 © Paul Bartlett w

351223 HOP 32AB @ Millerhill 89-08-03 © Paul Bartlett w

351509 HOP 32AB @ Leith 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett [2w]

351509 HOP 32AB @ Leith 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett [2w]

351509 HOP 32AB @ Leith 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett w

351509 HOP 32AB @ Leith 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett w

351560 HAA @ Leith 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett w

351560 HAA @ Leith 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett w

351560 HAA @ Millerhill 84-06-01 © Paul Bartlett w

351560 HAA @ Millerhill 84-06-01 © Paul Bartlett w

351598 HAA HOP 32AB @ Millerhill 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett w

351598 HAA HOP 32AB @ Millerhill 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett w

351678 HAA @ Millerhill 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett w

351678 HAA @ Millerhill 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett w

352695 HAA @ Millerhill 84-07-21 © Paul Bartlett [2w]

352695 HAA @ Millerhill 84-07-21 © Paul Bartlett [2w]

352695 HAA @ Millerhill 84-07-21 © Paul Bartlett w

352695 HAA @ Millerhill 84-07-21 © Paul Bartlett w

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Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
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Keywords:BR Merry go round top canopy hopper wagon, HAA, HCA, HFA, MGR, Merry go round, Railway wagon, hopper wagon