The commonest shock open merchandise wagons on BR were constructed with wooden bodies. GWR, SR and LMS body styles were used and the brake rigging varied. One batch had a plain solebar with the shock gear inside the solebars, the others had the shock absorbing gear on the outside. The underframes were a standard 17ft. 6in. long, so the bodies were short. Because of this they had lower capacity compared to the comparative opens, and this may have been a reason for popularity with engineers - they were less susceptible to overloading with dense ballast waste.
NOTE – Some of these photographs which end with -m are low quality scans and may not print well. Do not order larger prints. Those with W are high quality.
KDB720537 Shock @ Battersea 79-06-30 © Paul Bartlett W
DB720747 SHOC-HIGH @ Hitchin engineers 75-08-10 © Paul Bartlett W
ADB720816 ZRV Shock @ Tees Yard 84-03-10 © Paul Bartlett W
DB720856 ZGV Shock @ Cadder 84-05-30 © Paul Bartlett W
KDB721016 ZGV Shock @ Battersea 79-06-30 © Paul Bartlett w
B721096 SHOCK @ Hitchin engineers 75-08-10 © Paul Bartlett w
DB721215 ZGV Shock @ Carnforth 79-08-25 © Paul Bartlett w
DB721271 Shock @ Chesterton Junction 79-04-11 © Paul Bartlett w
ADB721289 ZGV Shock @ Cadder 84-05-30 © Paul Bartlett W
B721357 SHOC-BAR @ Hitchin engineers 75-08-10 © Paul Bartlett w
Keywords:BR, BR wood shock open merchandise wagon, OSV, ZGV, railway wagon, shock open
© Paul Bartlett's Photographs