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Wagons in later service

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:09 pm
by John Duffy
I have been searching the forum looking for information on the life-span of the various Caledonian wagons. There are a few photographs in the wagon books of vehicles in LMS livery but can anyone point me in the direction of information about wagons lasting into the late LMS/early BR period.

Many thanks


Re: Wagons in later service

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:17 am
Hello John

There's a table on page 8 of More on Caledonian Wagons. I've since identified more (!), so let me know which wagon diagram interests you and I'll see if I can help.



Re: Wagons in later service

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:30 pm
by John Duffy
Thanks Mike.

The thing that got my interest was reading Peter Tatlow on the wagons of the Edinburgh based railway.

With regards to their 8 to 10 ton Jubilee wagons, he states, "At the end of 1934 there were 9,545 8 ton and 3,496 10 ton end door wagons of NB origin. By nationalisation however, numbers had fallen severely, ..." In the accompanying table he lists around 850 of various diagrams as of 31/12/47. In further tables he lists, at 31/12/47, a further 2,831 16 ton and 2,309 18 ton minerals. What I was hoping to ascertain was if the Caledonian wagons of similar nature lasted in roughly consistent numbers. I have always rather assumed so, but would be interested to find out more.