Hornby R6992

14T Tank Wagon, United Daries - Era 3

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 3 (1923 to 1947) The Big Four (LNER, LMS, GWR and SR)

Manufacturer description

Up until the mid-nineteenth century much of London’s milk was supplied by cows kept in cramped urban locations. This proved unhygienic and as a result of a cattle plague this practise diminished after 1865. Around about this time the milk started to be transported into London by rail on frequent express trains.
By the 1930s the volume of milk being transported had grown to a high enough volume that it was no longer deemed efficient to transport using traditional goods vehicles. As a result United Dairies ordered a series of tank wagons, with six-wheeled tankers proving to be the most effective design although four-wheeled wagons were also used. United Dairies ended up operating over three hundred such tank wagons.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R6992
RRP:
£24.99
Release date:
TBA

Model details

Colour
Grey
Coupling
NEM
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Minimum radius curve
1st Radius (371mm)
Running number
4430

Prototype information

Wagon type
Tank Wagon
Operator
United Daries
Owner
United Dairies

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