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Modified 7-Nov-20
Created 10-Apr-11
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Mineral wagons with 2 side doors and an end door built new between 1961 - 63 for British Railways with Vacuum brake. A 1,000 with ordinary VB were followed by 3950 with self-adjusting brake. Late in life some were given an air pipe, denoted by the TOPS code MDW. They continued in use in South Wales into 1993.
Drawings and other details are in Larkin, David & Mann, Trevor (1983b) British Railways 21 ton Mineral Wagons. Model Railway Constructor vol. 50 (part 595) pp 637 - 641. and Bartlett et al 1985.
A few were purchased for use as scrap carriers by Christie and Co. This was only for a short period of time. Accurascale produced a RTR model in 2021.

NOTE – The photographs with a caption ending in 'm' are low quality scans and may not print well.
B310005 MDV 21.5t 2 Door Mineral @ Wellingborough 82-02-06 © Paul Bartlett wB310067 MDV 21.5t 2 Door Mineral repaint 2.9.86 Tare 11.200kg Diag 1-119 Lot 3387 Shildon 1961 @ Toton 86-09-20 © Paul Bartlett wB310175 MDV Mineral @ Chester C&W 80-08-17 � Paul Bartlett wB310375 MDW @ Hoo Junction 87-05-30 © Paul Bartlett wB310501 MDV @  Swansea Burrows 91-03-09 © Paul Bartlett wB310501 MDV @ Croft Quarry 81-11-15 © Paul Bartlett wB310689 MDW @  Scunthorpe 88-02-20 © Paul Bartlett wB310750 21t 2 Door Mineral Tare 11-0 Diag 1-119 lot 3387 Shildon 1961 @ Kidderminster 73-07-01 © Paul Bartlett wB311045 MDV @  Chester C&W 79-05-27 © Paul Bartlett wB311196 MDV @  Chester C&W 79-08-27 © Paul Bartlett wB311223 MDW @ Whitemoor 88-05-14 © Paul Bartlett wB311253 MDV @  Cardiff Dock 81-09-04 © Paul Bartlett wB311281_MDV____Coal_21_VB___diag_1-120__m_B311330_MDV_Sealed_door_diag_1-120__m_B311507 MDV mineral Diag 1-120 @ Cardiff Docks 82-04-12 © Paul Bartlett wB311568K MDV @  Cardiff Dock 81-09-04 © Paul Bartlett wB311816 MDV @  Northwich 79-08-27 © Paul Bartlett wB312059K Mineral wagon @ Swindon Works 80-10-05 � Paul Bartlett wB312249_21t_MDW_diag_1-120__m_B312254_21t_MDW_diag_1-120__m_

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Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
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Keywords:BR double door mineral wagon, MDV, MDW, Railway wagon, mineral wagon