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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

B310005 MDV 21.5t 2 Door Mineral @ Wellingborough 82-02-06 © Paul Bartlett w

B310175 MDV Mineral @ Chester C&W 80-08-17 � 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

B310375 MDW @ Hoo Junction 87-05-30 © Paul Bartlett w

B310501 MDV @ Swansea Burrows 91-03-09 © Paul Bartlett w

B310501 MDV @  Swansea Burrows 91-03-09 © Paul Bartlett w

B310501 MDV @ Croft Quarry 81-11-15 © Paul Bartlett w

B310501 MDV @ Croft Quarry 81-11-15 © Paul Bartlett w

B310689 MDW @ Scunthorpe 88-02-20 © Paul Bartlett w

B310689 MDW @  Scunthorpe 88-02-20 © Paul Bartlett w

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B311045 MDV @ Chester C&W 79-05-27 © 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

B311196 MDV @  Chester C&W 79-08-27 © Paul Bartlett w

B311223 MDW @ Whitemoor 88-05-14 © Paul Bartlett w

B311223 MDW @ Whitemoor 88-05-14 © Paul Bartlett w

B311253 MDV @ Cardiff Dock 81-09-04 © Paul Bartlett w

B311253 MDV @  Cardiff Dock 81-09-04 © Paul Bartlett w

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B311507 MDV mineral Diag 1-120 @ Cardiff Docks 82-04-12 © 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

B311568K MDV @  Cardiff Dock 81-09-04 © Paul Bartlett w

B311816 MDV @ Northwich 79-08-27 © Paul Bartlett w

B311816 MDV @  Northwich 79-08-27 © Paul Bartlett w

B312059K Mineral wagon @ Swindon Works 80-10-05 � Paul Bartlett w

B312059K Mineral wagon @ Swindon Works 80-10-05 � Paul Bartlett w

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B312377 MDV @ Chester C&W 79-08-27 © Paul Bartlett w

B312377 MDV @  Chester C&W 79-08-27 © Paul Bartlett w

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Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
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Keywords:BR double door mineral wagon, MDV, MDW, Railway wagon, mineral wagon