Iron Ore Workings

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Arthur Baillie
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Iron Ore Workings

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What kind of wagons did the Caledonian use for its iron ore workings from Rothesay Dock and General Terminus to the Lanarkshire furnaces?

I have information that Polmadie WD 2-8-0s from General Terminus and Dawsholm engines from Rothesay Dock were used in the late 1950s with standard BR steel 16-ton mineral wagons. But what did the CR and LMS use – was it standard wooden 8-ton, 10-ton and 12-ton mineral wagons?

The G&SWR used wooden bodied vehicles to most Ayrshire iron works but had a couple of rakes of steel hopper wagons for Ardrossan to Glengarnock after about 1910.

Any thoughts,

Arthur
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According to Mike's book, as well as the sole Dia 50 50T bogie ore wagon (page 93), there were over 10,500 16T ore wagons to Dia 59 (p103).

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Thanks, Jim your answer is very helpful.

Arthur
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Post by MIKEWILLIAMS »

As well as the Diagram 59 wagons mentioined by Jim, the Diagram 51 mineral wagons, built in 1900, were designated iron ore wagons and at least the first one of the order was lettered to that effect.

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Thanks for your reply Mike.

Arthur
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