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For other RAF wagons, see Locoals, Bogie Coal Wagons (nos. 68 & 69) and WHR Ltd Wagon List.

The Standard unit of currency in terms of "modern" FR Wagons, now well over 40 years old. 15 All-Steel Hudson open wagons were acquired from RAF Lichfield in 1963. They have drop side doors, which can be removed if required and the top end bulkhead can also be removed if required. The handbrake, acting on all four wheels is at the bottom end, where there is also a platform. Their safety was improved when the wheels had 5/16" rings welded onto the back of the flanges to correct the back to back measurement.[1]

They are normally used to handle ballast and several form part of the Permanent Way Department train.

The couplings are pin-and-link with a central dumb buffing plate for attaching a coupling block.

Wagon 85[edit source]

Wagon 87[edit source]

Wagon 89[edit source]

Wagon 90[edit source]

No. 90. Unusually the blue patch with the number is at the LH end. Close examination of this reveals it is definitely 90, not 80. Minffordd Yard

Wagon 95?[edit source]

Wagon 95 (probably) at Minffordd Yard

Wagon 96[edit source]

Wagon No.96 Rhyd Ddu for use on Phase 4 of WHR(C))Ex-SAR brakevan No.3172 behind. Photo BWH.

Wagon 97[edit source]

97 Under the coal drop in Minffordd Yard

Wagon 98?[edit source]

Wagon 98 (probably) showing link in placeMinffordd Yard

Wagon unknown[edit source]

Unidentified RAF wagon with side door open, during possession at Blaenau Ffestiniog

References[edit source]

  1. ^ Harris R (2022) Facebook post on Howard Wilson's page on 23/1/2022.

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