ORE TIPPLER WAGONS

After the railways were nationalised under British Railways a “Modernisation Plan” was introduced. This started a rapid process to replace less efficient wagons in the home iron ore industry with simple, robust low tare weight “tipplers” capable of working from the quarry face to steelworks where the wagons were physically tipped over to discharge their contents. In all 9,590 wagons were built between 1951 and 1960 and very quickly becoming the ubiquitous wagon in the east midlands ore fields. Our operational rakes represent the last phase of railway wagon operation from the mid-1950’s until the quarry closures of the 1970’s. Although similar, keen students will spot minor build differences between the wagons.


B 383560
27-ton unfitted, built 1954 at Shildon, Diag. 1/181, Lot No. 2601 (on loan from National Railway Museum)

 


B 384428
27-ton unfitted, built 1955 at Shildon, Diag. 1/183, Lot No. 2730

 

 


B384768
27-ton unfitted, built 1955 at Shildon, Diag. 1/183, Lot No. 2730

 

 


B385005
27-ton unfitted, built 1955 at Shildon, Diag. 1/183, Lot No. 2730

 

 


B385601
27-ton unfitted, built 1957 at Derby, Diag. 1/183, Lot No. 2844

 

 


B 385997
26-ton fitted, built 1958 at Derby, Diag. 1/184, Lot No. 3091

 

 


B 387643
27-ton unfitted, built 1960 at Derby, Diag. 1/183, Lot No. 3324

 

 


B388815
26-ton fitted, built 1960 at Derby, Diag. 1/185, Lot No. 3363

 

 


B747747
27-ton unfitted, built 1957 at Derby, Diag. 1/183, Lot No. 2988

 

 


BSCO 25197
27-ton unfitted, built for Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd in 1962 to BR design.

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