Technical – Wagon No.8 (1897/98)

Built: G.F Milnes, Birkenhead
Delivered to M.E.R:
1898

Overhauls/Modifications:

1932 – General Overhaul
Winter 1957/58 – General Overhaul
Winter 1982/83 – General Overhaul
Winter 1991/92 – General Overhaul
Spring 1994: Sides Removed
Spring 1996-Winter 1999: 100hp Atalanta Diesel Generator Added, Derby Castle bulkhead-end removed
Winter 1997/98-Winter 1999: Van framework added, with Black ‘M.E.R’ and ‘No.8’ lettering,
Winter 2003/04-Spring 2004: Scissor Lift Added and Removed, Ramsey-end bulkhead removed
Spring 2001, Autumn 2010, Spring 2013: Weedkiller equipment carried
Winter 2014/15 – Overhaul, with new sides and ends fitted.

Liveries/Repaints:

1898-1932: Unknown

1932-Early 1950s: M.E.R Freight Grey with ‘M.E.R’ lettering on side and Black ‘No.8’ lettering on sides and ends

Early 1950s-Winter 1982/83 : M.E.R Freight Grey with Black ‘8’ lettering on sides and ends

Winter 1982/83-Winter 1991/92: M.E.R Dark Freight Grey with Black ‘8’ lettering on ends, twice on sides

Winter 1991/92-Winter 2014/15: M.E.R Freight Grey with White ‘8’ lettering on sides and ends

Winter 2014/15-Current: M.E.R Freight Grey with Black ‘8’ lettering on sides and ends

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