This Covered Carriage Truck (CCT) is typical of the final generation of four-wheeled vehicle on British Rail and as such deserves a place in the collection. The non-bogie vehicle effectively become extinct on the British railway system.
CCTs were designed for newspaper and post office services and for carrying road vehicles. W94578 has both side and end doors to make loading easier. In later life they were reclassified as NOV for British Rail's computerised operating system. This particular one was finally used as a newspaper packing van on services from Manchester to North Wales.
This truck was withdrawn from service in Wrexham in 1983, W94578 was dispatched in October 1984 to Marple and Gillott Ltd. of Sheffield for breaking. Later that month it was purchased by QRS members and transferred to Quainton Road.
|Origin :-||British Rail
|Date Built :-||1960||Number :-||W94578|
|Diagram :-||816||Lot :-||30563||Tare Weight :-||-|
|Type :-||CCT||Builder :-||British Rail, Earlestown Carriage and Wagon Works, Lancashire||Owner :-||QRS Member|
|Status :-||Static Exhibit - external only||Location :-||Upyard||Wheelbase :-||23' 6"|
|Accession No. :-||N/A|
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