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BR operated a weedkiller train, in addition to those of Fisons and Chipmans which have their own collections.

DB999035 ZRV [1]

DB999035 ZRV [1]

DB999035 ZRV

DB999035 ZRV

DB999036

DB999036

DB999037 [1]

DB999037 [1]

DB999037

DB999037

DB999038

DB999038

DE320995 [1]

DE320995 [1]

DE320995

DE320995

DB998955 WEED KILLING TRAIN @ York Skelton 78-04-09 © Paul Bartlett W

DB998955 WEED KILLING TRAIN @ York Skelton 78-04-09 © Paul Bartlett W

DB998957 WEED KILLING TRAIN @ York Skelton 78-04-09 © Paul Bartlett W

DB998957 WEED KILLING TRAIN @ York Skelton 78-04-09 © Paul Bartlett W

DS70070 [ex S6888S]

DS70070 [ex S6888S]

Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:BR Weedkiller, Weedkiller


Guestbook for BR Weedkiller
2.Paul Bartlett's Photographs
Sorry but this batch were from Regent tanks. I have given all of the running number and registration details as on the original wagons when photographed.
The wagons you mention were the previous conversion, photographs of two of them at York are here http://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brcreosotezrv/e16d2c445 http://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brcreosotezrv/e439c016
1.J. M. Wild(non-registered)
Are you certain that the tank wagons are ex-Texaco? As the engineer responsible for the conversion of these wagons and the installation of the weedkilling equipment in the coach I can tell you that the wagons had been used for the transport of creosote from the manufacturer to the BR sleeper creosoting depot at West Hartlepool and at the time of conversion (Winter 1964/65) were owned by BR. I know this because the accountants made only a notional charge for the transfer of the wagons from one part of the Chief Civil Engineer's organisation to another and when they arrived in York for conversion I cannot recall any Texaco branding (although such branding may have been covered in creosote).
Apart from this I'm fascinated to see that the train was apparently still in use in 1984. I never imagined that it would still be working 20 years after conversion.
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