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In 1964 Esso introduced a fleet of 282 vacuum braked Class A tank wagons, 41 of which were built by Powell Duffryn 6241 - 6281.
The vacuum braking was unfortunate, for within a year or so BR began to require airbraking. 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.

ESSO56247 TTA Class A @ Bowling 91-08-15 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56247 TTA Class A @ Bowling 91-08-15 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56247 TTA Class A @ Mossend 91-08-13 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56247 TTA Class A @ Mossend 91-08-13 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56251 TTA Class A @ Cardiff Tidal Sdgs 85-05-26 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56251 TTA Class A @ Cardiff Tidal Sdgs 85-05-26 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56256 TTA Class A @ Bowling 91-08-15 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56256 TTA Class A @ Bowling 91-08-15 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56257 TTA Class A @ Radyr 90-09-30 � Paul Bartlett [1w]

ESSO56257 TTA Class A @ Radyr 90-09-30 � Paul Bartlett [1w]

ESSO56257 TTA Class A @ Radyr 90-09-30 � Paul Bartlett [2w]

ESSO56257 TTA Class A @ Radyr 90-09-30 � Paul Bartlett [2w]

ESSO56259 TTA Class A @ Mossend 84-05-28 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56259 TTA Class A @ Mossend 84-05-28 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56261 Class A @ Fawley 79-08-16 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56261 Class A @ Fawley  79-08-16 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56261 TTA Class A @ Bowling 91-08-15 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56261 TTA Class A @ Bowling 91-08-15 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56269 @ Ayr 84-07-23 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56269 @ Ayr 84-07-23 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56277 TTA Class A @ Bowling 91-08-15 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56277 TTA Class A @ Bowling 91-08-15 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56279 TTA Class A @ Manchester Ardwick 85-08-19 � Paul Bartlett w

ESSO56279 TTA Class A @ Manchester Ardwick 85-08-19 � Paul Bartlett w

Daig 6-151

Daig 6-151

Diag TT043G ex 151

Diag TT043G ex 151

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