Mineral wagons with 2 side doors and an end door built new between 1961 - 63 for British Railways with Vacuum brake. A 1,000 with ordinary VB were followed by 3950 with self-adjusting brake. Late in life some were given an air pipe, denoted by the TOPS code MDW. Drawings and other details are in Larkin, David & Mann, Trevor (1983b) British Railways 21 ton Mineral Wagons. Model Railway Constructor vol. 50 (part 595) pp 637 - 641. and Bartlett et al 1985.
A few were purchased for use as scrap carriers by Christie and Co. This was only for a short period of time.
NOTE – The photographs with a caption ending in 'm' are low quality scans and may not print well. I will sustitute rescans for larger prints but this may delay production.
B310005 MDV 21.5t 2 Door Mineral @ Wellingborough 82-02-06 © Paul Bartlett w
B310067 MDV 21.5t 2 Door Mineral repaint 2.9.86 Tare 11.200kg Diag 1-119 Lot 3387 Shildon 1961 @ Toton 86-09-20 © Paul Bartlett w
B310175 MDV Mineral @ Chester C&W 80-08-17 � Paul Bartlett w
B310375 MDW @ Hoo Junction 87-05-30 © Paul Bartlett w
B310501 MDV @ Swansea Burrows 91-03-09 © Paul Bartlett w
B310501 MDV @ Croft Quarry 81-11-15 © Paul Bartlett w
B310689 MDW @ Scunthorpe 88-02-20 © Paul Bartlett w
B310750 21t 2 Door Mineral Tare 11-0 Diag 1-119 lot 3387 Shildon 1961 @ Kidderminster 73-07-01 © Paul Bartlett w
B311045 MDV @ Chester C&W 79-05-27 © Paul Bartlett w
B311196 MDV @ Chester C&W 79-08-27 © Paul Bartlett w
B311223 MDW @ Whitemoor 88-05-14 © Paul Bartlett w
B311253 MDV @ Cardiff Dock 81-09-04 © Paul Bartlett w
B311507 MDV mineral Diag 1-120 @ Cardiff Docks 82-04-12 © Paul Bartlett w
B311568K MDV @ Cardiff Dock 81-09-04 © Paul Bartlett w
B311816 MDV @ Northwich 79-08-27 © Paul Bartlett w
B312059K Mineral wagon @ Swindon Works 80-10-05 � Paul Bartlett w
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