The South Eastern & Chatham Railway used its standard underframe to build 700 five-plank open wagons to two different diagrams. These wagons were officially classified as ‘rebuilds’ of older vehicles but only wheels Rapido Trains UK launches new range of UK-designed South & Eastern & Chatham Railway open wagons.
SECR Dia. 1347/1349 wagons and buffers were recycled. Construction started in 1920 and continued into Southern Railway days. The SR allocated two diagram numbers to these wagons, a key difference between them being the types of buffers they used. Some 550 Dia.1347s were built along with 150 Dia.1349s. Both types lasted into BR days but had all been withdrawn by the mid-1960s. Many were sold for further use, particularly with the Port of Bristol Authority.
- NEM coupler pockets
- Highly detailed body and underframes
- Metal bearings
- Choice of two buffer types (five-plank only)
- Optional sheet rail (seven-plank only)
- Designed in the UK