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In 1964 Esso introduced a fleet of 282 vacuum braked Class A tank wagons, 200 of which were built by Pickering 6000 - 6199. The final 96 were in sets of 6 with close coupling between them (diag 6/215).
The vacuum braking was unfortunate, for within a year or so BR began to require airbraking. In the 1980s many of the wagons were fitted with new Bruninghaus suspension, and usually at the same time air braking. In 2012 many continue in use, possibly the oldest large fleet of wagons on BR

ESSO56001 Class A @Westbury 89-04-22 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56001 Class A @Westbury 89-04-22 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56007 Class A @ Reading West 85-04-14 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56007 Class A @ Reading West 85-04-14 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56009 Class A @ Ayr 84-07-23 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56009 Class A @ Ayr 84-07-23 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56009 Class A @ Mossend 84-07-22 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56009 Class A @ Mossend 84-07-22 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56010 TTA Class A @ Radyr 90-09-30 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56010 TTA Class A @ Radyr 90-09-30 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56014 Class A @ Ayr 77-09-06 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56014 Class A @ Ayr 77-09-06 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56022 Class A @ Cardiff Tidal Sdgs 87-04-22 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56022 Class A @ Cardiff Tidal Sdgs 87-04-22 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56023 Class A @ Exeter Riverside 88-10-16 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56023 Class A @ Exeter Riverside 88-10-16 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56023 TTA Class A @ Tysley 91-07-06 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56023 TTA Class A @ Tysley 91-07-06 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56031 Class A @ Cardiff Tidal Sdgs 86-04-26 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56031 Class A @ Cardiff Tidal Sdgs 86-04-26 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56033 TTA Class A @ Radyr 90-09-30 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56033 TTA Class A @ Radyr 90-09-30 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56035 Class A @ Eastleigh 85-12-08 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56035 Class A @ Eastleigh 85-12-08 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56036 TTA Class A @ Bowling 91-08-15 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56036 TTA Class A @ Bowling 91-08-15 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56037 Class A @ Fawley 79-08-16 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56037 Class A @ Fawley 79-08-16 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56043 Class A @ Ayr 84-07-23 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56043 Class A @ Ayr 84-07-23 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56044 Class A @ Dover 93-07-25 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56044 Class A @ Dover 93-07-25 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56047 TTA Class A @ Mossend 89-07-30 � Paul Bartlett [1w]

ESSO56047 TTA Class A @ Mossend 89-07-30 � Paul Bartlett [1w]

ESSO56047 TTA Class A @ Mossend 89-07-30 � Paul Bartlett [2w]

ESSO56047 TTA Class A @ Mossend 89-07-30 � Paul Bartlett [2w]

ESSO56048 TTA Class A @ Radyr 90-09-30 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56048 TTA Class A @ Radyr 90-09-30 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56055 TTA Class A @ Bowling 90-07-27 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56055 TTA Class A @ Bowling 90-07-27 � Paul Bartlett w

Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Class A, ESSO, Pickering, tank wagon