The joint marketing company Shell Mex and British Petroleum introduced tank wagons for Liquified Petroleum Gas (Propane and Butane) in the 1963 and had several batches built for them upto 1967. From about 1980 the fleet was rebuilt with new suspension, buffer over-ride protection etc. Some were renumbered, others received frames from ordinary Class A and B tanks. Some of this variety is illustrated.
NOTE – Some of these photographs are low quality scans (they have an [m] suffix) and may not print well. Do not order larger prints.

SUKO59109 [= SMBP 113] LPG Tank wagon @ Stoke Wagon Repairs Ltd 79-10-07 � Paul Bartlett w

SUKO59109 [= SMBP 113] LPG Tank wagon @  Stoke Wagon Repairs Ltd 79-10-07 � Paul Bartlett w

SUKO59115[ = SMBP 122] LPG Tank wagon @ Stoke Wagon Repairs Ltd 83-08-10 � Paul Bartlett w

SUKO59115[ = SMBP 122] LPG Tank wagon @  Stoke Wagon Repairs Ltd 83-08-10 � Paul Bartlett w

SUKO59119 ex SMBP 127

SUKO59119 ex SMBP 127

SUKO59121 LPG tank wagon @ Warrington Bank Quay 80-08-16 � Paul Bartlett w

SUKO59121 LPG tank wagon @ Warrington Bank Quay 80-08-16 � Paul Bartlett w

SUKO59126 = SMBP 139 LPG Tank wagon @ Stoke Wagon Repairs Ltd 79-10-07 � Paul Bartlett w

SUKO59126 = SMBP 139 LPG Tank wagon @  Stoke Wagon Repairs Ltd 79-10-07 � Paul Bartlett w

SUKO59128 = SMBP 141 LPG Tank wagon @ Swansea Railcar Services 86-08-26 � Paul Bartlett w

SUKO59128 = SMBP 141 LPG Tank wagon @  Swansea Railcar Services 86-08-26 � Paul Bartlett w

SMBP142 LPG Tank wagon @ Metro Cammell 1964 � Paul Bartlett collection w

SMBP142 LPG Tank wagon @ Metro Cammell 1964 � Paul Bartlett collection w

SUKO59130 ex SMBP 143

SUKO59130 ex SMBP 143

SUKO59136 = SMBP 149 LPG Tank wagon @ Stanlow 81-04-20 � Paul Bartlett w

SUKO59136 = SMBP 149 LPG Tank wagon @  Stanlow 81-04-20 � Paul Bartlett w

[SUKO59160] SMBP 9901 LPG Tank wagon @ Powell Duffryn 1963 � Paul Bartlett collection w

[SUKO59160] SMBP 9901 LPG Tank wagon @ Powell Duffryn 1963 � Paul Bartlett collection w

BPO59161 = SMBP 109 TTA LPG Tank wagon @ Grangemouth Docks 84-05-31 � Paul Bartlett w

BPO59161 = SMBP 109 TTA LPG Tank wagon @ Grangemouth Docks 84-05-31 � Paul Bartlett w

BPO59162 ex SMBP 110 rebuilt

BPO59162 ex SMBP 110 rebuilt

BPO59164 ex SMBP 117 rebuilt

BPO59164 ex SMBP 117 rebuilt

BPO59166 = [SMBP 119] TTA LPG Tank wagon @ Hoo Junction 81-09-27 � Paul Bartlett w

BPO59166 = [SMBP 119] TTA LPG Tank wagon @ Hoo Junction 81-09-27 � Paul Bartlett w

BPO59167 = SMBP 125 TTA LPG Tank wagon @ Hoo Junction 81-09-27 � Paul Bartlett w

BPO59167 = SMBP 125 TTA  LPG Tank wagon @ Hoo Junction 81-09-27 � Paul Bartlett w

BPO59167 ex SMBP 125 rebuilt

BPO59167 ex SMBP 125 rebuilt

BPO59172 = SMBP 136 TTA LPG Tank wagon @ Hoo Junction 81-09-27 � Paul Bartlett

BPO59172 = SMBP 136 TTA LPG Tank wagon @ Hoo Junction 81-09-27 � Paul Bartlett

BPO59175 TTA LPG Tank wagon @ Mossend 84-05-28 � Paul Bartlett w

BPO59175 TTA LPG Tank wagon @ Mossend 84-05-28 � Paul Bartlett w

BPO59176 TTA LPG Tank wagon @ Cricklewood open day 89-04-15 � Paul Bartlett w

BPO59176 TTA LPG Tank wagon @ Cricklewood open day 89-04-15 � Paul Bartlett w

BPO59179 [UF ex SMBP 6594 rebuilt]

BPO59179 [UF ex SMBP 6594 rebuilt]

Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:BPO, LPG, LPG tank wagon, Liquified petroleum gas, SMBP, SUKO, private owner, railway wagon, tank wagon