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The Whales were the longest ballast hopper wagon used by BR with the highest payload - 50 tons and 1271 cu. ft. capacity. They were 40 ft. 0in. over headstocks with 5 ft. 6 in wheelbase plateback bogies at 30 ft. 6 in. centres. A single batch DB982350 - 982439 were built 1966 - 67 at Shildon on lot 3591 and allocated diagram no. 1/589 and TOPS diagram YH500A. All were originally allocated to the Engineers of the Southern Region. The entire fleet was refurbished and finished in the engineers - grey and yellow livery in the early 1980s and moved to the Midlands.
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DB982350 YHA Whale @ Stewarts Lane 80-03-08 � Paul Bartlett W

DB982350 YHA Whale @ Stewarts Lane 80-03-08 � Paul Bartlett W

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DB982361 Whale @ Stewarts Lane 79-06-30 © Paul Bartlett w

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DB982412 YHA WHALE @ Salfords 79-07-29 � Paul Bartlett w

DB982412 YHA WHALE @ Salfords 79-07-29 � Paul Bartlett w

DB982414 YHA WHALE @ Salfords 79-07-29 � Paul Bartlett w

DB982414 YHA WHALE @ Salfords 79-07-29 � Paul Bartlett w

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Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
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Keywords:BR, BR Whale Ballast hopper wagon, Ballast hopper, Railway wagon, Whale, YHA