12 ton Fruit Van at Tanfield

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drmditch
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12 ton Fruit Van at Tanfield

Post by drmditch » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:32 pm

When visiting the Tanfield Railway on Sunday I got carried away (as I usually do when I visit there) by the range of un-restored rolling stock. This is not that there is not also some very impressive restored stock to see as well!

This particular van caught my attention. I haven't yet looked it up in Tatlow, but I can do so and have larger pictures if anyone is interested.
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Re: 12 ton Fruit Van at Tanfield

Post by drmditch » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:27 pm

Have consulted Mr Tatlow's 'LNER Wagons' Vol.4A.
This vehicle is to Diagram 152, and is therefore 8' wide.

I would like to visit it again and study the underframe and running gear some more.

(We'll it takes all sorts.........!)

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Re: 12 ton Fruit Van at Tanfield

Post by MikeTrice » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:06 pm

drmditch wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:27 pm
I would like to visit it again and study the underframe and running gear some more.

(We'll it takes all sorts.........!)
It sure does, but I suspect everyone would be very happy to see your photos.

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Re: 12 ton Fruit Van at Tanfield

Post by ArthurK » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:16 pm

It was newly painted when I saw it in 1975(?)
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drmditch
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Re: 12 ton Fruit Van at Tanfield

Post by drmditch » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:39 am

Thank you.
After forty three years in the open it doesn't look too bad!

Why was it painted gray do you suppose?
Being a fitted vehicle surely the LNER colour would have been bauxite?

Perhaps this is colliery/NCB appearance?

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Re: 12 ton Fruit Van at Tanfield

Post by Pennine MC » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:52 am

drmditch wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:39 am


Why was it painted gray do you suppose?
Being a fitted vehicle surely the LNER colour would have been bauxite?
As it and the adjacent van have some ironwork picked out in black, I suspect little more than somebody thought it looked nice, or that's the paint they had

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