LW Class Wheat Hopper

A shortage of suitable wagons for hauling wheat in bulk lead, in 1945/6, to the conversion of twenty ballast hoppers for wheat. The conversion involved a wooden extension 3'-3" high fitted to the top of the metal hopper to increase the volume available. The load carried remained the same but wheat is much less dense than rock - hence the extra volume required. In 1950 one of the wagons was written off and the remained reverted to class L.

 

 

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1945

614, 619, 647, 659, 702, 730, 883, 1114, 1382, 1463, 2317, 2467, 2720, 2975, 3033, 10050, 10051, 10058 converted from L

1946

646, 724 converted from L

1950

614, 619, 646, 647, 659, 702, 724, 730, 883, 1114, 1382, 1463, 2467, 2720, 2975, 3033, 10050, 10051, 10058 converted to L

2317 written off

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