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BR inherited hundreds of thousands of mineral wagons that were previously privately owned. From 1949 they renumbered them randomly in the P series - allocating blocks of numbers to numerous wagon works. Many were the RCH standard designs of 1923 and 1907.
Note that P numbers are usually read from the number stamped into the wooden frame, and after many years these were worn and are easily mis read.
The Fictitious private trader finish on conserved wagons probably existed, but not on the wagon they are now on.
2 ex Private Trader fictious Brook & Rees Preserved @ Carnforth 77-09-09 © Paul Bartlett w2 Mostyn Iron Works 3 plank dropside OOU @ Mostyn Docks 81-06-27 © Paul Bartlett w3 = P149219 Fictious A JARDINE Preserved @ Carnforth 79-08-25 © Paul Bartlett w5 Mostyn Iron Works 3 plank dropside OOU @ Mostyn Docks 81-06-27 © Paul Bartlett [1w]5 Mostyn Iron Works 3 plank dropside OOU @ Mostyn Docks 81-06-27 © Paul Bartlett [2w]6 Mostyn Iron Works 3 plank dropside OOU @ Mostyn Docks 81-06-27 © Paul Bartlett w21 = P36141 Fictious DEVLINS Preserved @ Falkirk 85-08-22 © Paul Bartlett W52 2 plank ex Beckton  Preserved @ Quainton Road 75-05-06 © Paul Bartlett w69 Worthington open merchandise internal user © Paul Bartlett Collection W108 NCB rebuild with raves Internal user @ Wath Main Colliery 81-06-28 © Paul Bartlett w112 NCB ex Private Trader GWR style Internal user @ Manvers Main Colliery 87-05-26 © Paul Bartlett w117 NCB ex Private Trader GWR style Internal user @ Manvers Main Colliery 87-05-26 © Paul Bartlett w133 NCB ex Private Trader GWR style Internal user @ Manvers Main Colliery 87-05-26 © Paul Bartlett w186 NCB rebuild Internal user @ Wath Main Colliery 81-06-28 © Paul Bartlett w201 NCB ex Private Trader GWR style Internal user @ Manvers Main Colliery 87-05-26 © Paul Bartlett w201 NCB ex Private Trader GWR style Internal user @ Manvers Main Colliery 87-05-26 © Paul Bartlett w201 NCB rebuild Internal user @ Wath Main Colliery 81-06-28 © Paul Bartlett w207 NCB ex Private Trader GWR style Internal user @ Manvers Main Colliery 87-05-26 © Paul Bartlett w214 NCB ex Private trader Internal user @ Wath Main Colliery 81-06-28 © Paul Bartlett W281 NCB rebuild @ Wath Main Colliery 81-06-28 © Paul Bartlett w

Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Coke hopper, Private owner, RCH mineral, Railway wagon


Guestbook for ex Private trader wooden & steel mineral & Coke hopper
Alan Payne.(non-registered)
This group, though small at the present time, is of considerable interest, as my initial interest in wagons was aroused by the sight of wood bodied former Private Owner wagons, with the remains of the original livery. Clearly they were painted in the days when the quality of the paints used was much better than what is available nowadays. I assume that such vehicles would have been repainted in the late 1930's, at the latest, yet despite being out in all weathers for thirty years or more, were still reasonably clear.

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