In 1946 the Ministry of Supply shipped 7,000 mineral wagons to France with a cupboard door arrangement. In 1953 many were returned and refurbished, some retaining continental fittings. They had gone from mainline use by 1966.
Keywords:BR/SNCF Mineral, MoS Mineral, Railway wagon, cupboard door Mineral
I remember these being used by BTP - British Titanium Products between Grimsby Docks and the BTP factory on the Humber. They were used for importing ilmenite, and were painted in a light blue colour, this was in the early 70s.
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