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13T Conflat A wagon B505313
Conflat A B507489 
 
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 BR 13T Conflat A wagon B505313

B505313  BR 13T Conflat A wagon

 B505313 a  BR 13T Conflat A wagon at Quorn and Woodhouse station in 2014

This is just one of the wagons that are at the Great Central Railway. There are lots of wagons in sidings that you can not take photos of that well. Many wagons do not yet have numbers added or have yet to be restored. I will add more photos when wagons are numbered.

BR 13T Conflat A B507489

BR 13T Conflat A B507489

 BR 13T Conflat A B507489 at Swithland siddings in April 2013

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This Page is about some of the wagons that have been saved. It is not just locomotives that needed saving. Today with no short wheelbase unfitted wagons left on the main lines, someone needed to have saved some.
 

The very slow pick up freight, stopping at small way side stations are long gone. Todays airbraked trains of long wheel base wagons can now do 60mph. These freights are now in block trains.

The local pick freight would pick up one wagon from a small wayside station. This  train took the wagon to a larger freight yard. The wagons were then shunted onto to another freight train to another yard, were it would then be shunted into another pick freight. This traffic was slow. These trains used wagons that had change little over the years. It often took days to get from A to B.

Coal oil and fish and livestock plus parcels newspapers and mail were all moved by rail plus ever sort of cargo that day goes by road. Moving cargos like coal and iorn ore was why the railways were opened. The roads were often only muddy tracks when the railway first opened. Trains to carry people came later. Saving wagons is just as important as locomotives.

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This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk it is on railways but it is not just on trains but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.