Railway track must be kept in good condition, including freedom from weeds as they prevent good drainage. For many years herbicides have been sprayed on the track using converted passenger rolling stock and tank wagons. One set which operated for some years was owned by Fisons and the ex LMS, GWR and BR passenger stock is illustrated in this collection, depicting 3 of the distinctive liveries carried. The tank wagons will be included in a separate collection. Two train photographs are included from an earlier period. For the water needed to spray the Atrazine herbicide the Fisons weedkiller trains used tank wagons which came from British Petroluem Oil. These were linked together by pipes so that the spraying was automatically controlled from the control and mixing coaches

FA99900 green

FA99900 green

FA99900 red-cream

FA99900 red-cream

FA99900 yellow-green

FA99900 yellow-green

FA99901 green

FA99901 green

FA99901 red-cream

FA99901 red-cream

FA99901 yellow-green

FA99901 yellow-green

FA99902 green

FA99902 green

FA99902 red-cream

FA99902 red-cream

FA99902 yellow-green

FA99902 yellow-green

FA99902 Fisons @ Foxton 79-04-11 © Paul Bartlett w

FA99902 Fisons @ Foxton 79-04-11 © Paul Bartlett w

FA99903 green [2]

FA99903 green [2]

FA99903 red-cream

FA99903 red-cream

FA99903 yellow-green [2]

FA99903 yellow-green [2]

FA99903 yellow-green

FA99903 yellow-green

FA99903 green

FA99903 green

FA99903 Fisons weed killer ex LMS tourist open @ Chesterton Junct 88-05-14 � Paul Bartlett w

FA99903 Fisons weed killer ex LMS tourist open @ Chesterton Junct 88-05-14 � Paul Bartlett w

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FA99904 green

FA99904 red-cream

FA99904 red-cream

FA99904 yellow-green

FA99904 yellow-green

FA99904 Fisons @ Foxton 79-04-11 © Paul Bartlett w

FA99904 Fisons @ Foxton 79-04-11 © Paul Bartlett w

Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
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Keywords:Atrazine herbicide, BPO, Fisons Weedkiller coaches, Fisons Weedkiller tank wagons, Private owner, Railway wagons