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Iron Ore Workings

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2024 11:08 am
by Arthur Baillie
What kind of wagons did the Caledonian use for its iron ore workings from Rothesay Dock and General Terminus to the Lanarkshire furnaces?

I have information that Polmadie WD 2-8-0s from General Terminus and Dawsholm engines from Rothesay Dock were used in the late 1950s with standard BR steel 16-ton mineral wagons. But what did the CR and LMS use – was it standard wooden 8-ton, 10-ton and 12-ton mineral wagons?

The G&SWR used wooden bodied vehicles to most Ayrshire iron works but had a couple of rakes of steel hopper wagons for Ardrossan to Glengarnock after about 1910.

Any thoughts,

Arthur

Re: Iron Ore Workings

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2024 9:32 pm
by jimwatt2mm
According to Mike's book, as well as the sole Dia 50 50T bogie ore wagon (page 93), there were over 10,500 16T ore wagons to Dia 59 (p103).

Jim W

Re: Iron Ore Workings

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2024 4:33 pm
by Arthur Baillie
Thanks, Jim your answer is very helpful.

Arthur

Re: Iron Ore Workings

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:47 pm
by MIKEWILLIAMS
As well as the Diagram 59 wagons mentioined by Jim, the Diagram 51 mineral wagons, built in 1900, were designated iron ore wagons and at least the first one of the order was lettered to that effect.

Best

Mike

Re: Iron Ore Workings

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:19 pm
by Arthur Baillie
Thanks for your reply Mike.

Arthur