Ballast Bottom Hopper Discharge

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168, a 4-wheel Ballast bottom hopper discharge wagon and 171 4-wheel Ballast bottom hopper discharge. Minffordd Yard

These wagons are now rarely used by the FR Permanent Way gang. In recent years they have not needed to lay large amounts of ballast. It was last used in February 2009 to lay ballast on Dingle Site Curve and it required a lot of persuasion to get the mechanism to work due to corrosion. Consequently, the wagon is currently out of service until it can be repaired.

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