Wagon No.25 (1904)

Wagon No.25 at Dhoon Quarry, 1949 © Travel Lens Photographic

Wagon No.25 at Dhoon Quarry, 1949 © Travel Lens Photographic

Numbers Carried: No.25
Built: M.E.R Derby Castle, 1904
Classification:
Sheep Trailer, then Dreadnought Stone Wagon

Current Status/Location: Scrapped
Year Last Operated: 1944
Livery: Grey

History: Wagon No.25 was built in 1904 as a bogie wagon with high slatted sides, using a pair of de-motored 1893/94 Milnes S3 trucks, for sheep and livestock traffic. The demand for transit of livestock by rail had dropped off by the 1920s, so it received a new body and was rebuilt as a ‘Dreadnought’ stone wagon in April 1924. No.25 later received a truck in Winter 1936/37 from fellow ‘Dreadnought’ Wagon No.19, to replace the Ramsey-end truck that had been broken.

It was officially written off post-war in 1952, and was broken up in 1954 after a long storage period at Dhoon Quarry.

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