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The most numerous air braked wagon on BR have been the hopper mineral wagons introduced in 1964. They were designed to work in continous rakes from the collieries to the power stations and not to be remarshalled and unloading required specialist equipment to operate the bottom hopper doors. Photographs of a small selection of wagons as they appeared upto 1980 when wagons were still being built whilst others were having new bodies fitted to the chassis.
A scale drawing and information were published in Monk-Steel, David., Bartlett, Paul W. & Mann, Trevor, (1986) BR Air— braked Coal Hopper wagons. in Model Railway Constructor Annual 1987 pp 20 - 36 edited by Leigh, Chris. and in Monk-Steel, David (2011) Merry-go-round on the rails. HMRS publishing, Butterley Station, Derbys. 196 pages ISBN 978-0-902835-30-6.
NOTE – A few of these photographs are low quality scans and may not print well. Do not order larger prints.
Other MGR photos are in other collections.
350033_HOP_AB_lot_3528__m_B350314 HOP AB PFA @ Cardiff General 70-06-05 © Paul Bartlett w350579 HAA @ Burton C&W 78-08-06 © Paul Bartlett w350581 HOPAB Original body Tare 13-9 Lot 3528 Shildon 1965 @ Swindon Works 75-09-13 © Paul Bartlett w350841 @ Wellingborough 78-06-11 © Paul Bartlett350862 HOP AB @ Wellingborough78-06-11 © Paul Bartlett w351178 HAA Original body Tare 13-600kg Lot 3528 Shildon 1966 @ Doncaster Works 78-06-17 © Paul Bartlett w351240 HAA @ Wellingborough80-08-26 © Paul Bartlett w351446 HAA @ Wellingborough 80-08-26 © Paul Bartlett w351711 HOP AB @ Wellingborough 78-06-11 © Paul Bartlett w351749 HOP AB @ Wellingborough 78-06-11 © Paul Bartlett w351771 HOP AB @ Burton C&W 78-08-06 © Paul Bartlett351819 HOP AB @ Wellingborough 78-06-11 © Paul Bartlett w352055 @ Burton C&W 76-08-14 © Paul Bartlett w352078 HOP AB @ Stanton 77-06-04 © Paul Bartlett wB352085 HOP AB @ Wellingborough 75-10-12 © Paul Bartlett w352173 @ Wellingborough 78-06-11 © Paul Bartlett w352448 @ Hoo Junction 78-03-12 © Paul Bartlett w352508 HAA Original body Tare 13-650kg Lot 3574 Shildon 1967 @ Burton Works 78-08-06 © Paul Bartlett [2w]352508 HAA Original body Tare 13-650kg Lot 3574 Shildon 1967 @ Burton Works 78-08-06 © Paul Bartlett [1w]

Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
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Keywords:BR Merry go round hopper, HAA, MGR, Railway wagon, hopper wagon