Robert Addie & Co Wagon Numbering

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ScottW
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Robert Addie & Co Wagon Numbering

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Whilst looking at photographs in the wagon book I stumbled across an interesting photograph that contained a small number of Robert Addie & Co wagons in the background (Plate 15.15).

At first glance nothing appears to be out of the ordinary with the wagons but if you look closely at the numbers on the centre wagon, the numbers on the right hand door look to be upside down 2's. Now, I don't for one minute think someone cocked up and painted the 2's upside down so my initial thoughts were that they are in fact very elaborate 7's?
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dunalastairv
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Re: Robert Addie & Co Wagon Numbering

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Yes, they definitely are '7's - it was quite common in Victorian times to paint sevens in this 'fancy' way - for another example, see Brighton worksplates on the 'Terriers' for example, where the '7' is actually cast in this shape.

Michael.
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Re: Robert Addie & Co Wagon Numbering

Post by MIKEWILLIAMS »

The Caley used this style too, Scott - see Wagon Book p.51, Plate 3.10

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ScottW
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Re: Robert Addie & Co Wagon Numbering

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Thank you both, suspicion confirmed.

Scott
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