Long shot of line of tank wagons painted green and standing in a siding at Gascoigne Wood

Tanker wagons roll into UK history

Redundant two-axle tank wagons at Gascoigne Wood (Image courtesy Shan Liu)(Image courtesy Shan Liu)

Four wheels on my wagon. A rake of historic two-axle tank wagons has just been retired from active service. They were moved on their last trip from Scotland to the MCL Group sidings near Selby in Yorkshire. However, they are not destined for the breakers yard. At least a rake of ten will be saved for preservation and demonstration workings, being pulled by the sort of traction that was state of the art when these wagons were delivered to the network.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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