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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 11 - March 1972
Another Wagon for Quainton
The London Railway Preservation Society were in occupation at the Skimpot Lane cold store depot of the Ministry of Works at Luton for five years. Then in 1969 the stock was moved to Quainton. Our near neighbours at Luton were Laporte Chemicals Ltd where four fireless 0-4-0 engines worked the traffic. Laportes also owned rolling stock and several years ago they kindly donated a wagon to the Society. Arrangements for the transfer of this wagon have been deferred until recently but on 26th January 1972 a low loader arrived at Quainton down yard and the new acquisition was offloaded. It is a four wheeled open wagon with steel frame and is a self emptying design with small doors on the side only and a sloping floor. So far as we can tell it is probably about fifty years old although the axle-boxes are standard BR pressed steel design. It is thought that the vehicle is a BR rebuild of a five plank open wagon, with, in effect, another three plank section on top. This gives an overall height of 10ft 6 in. Our C & W Department are planning to modify the floor to make it useful at Quainton but the exterior appearance will remain much as it is now structurally. The present black paint will, of course, be restored and we are glad to have our first "Private Owner" wagon.
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