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BR Tube Wagon B731708


Tube Wagon in Down Yard in bauxite livery

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Robert Frise - Tube Wagon in Down Yard in bauxite livery

Tube Wagon in "as delivered" condition

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Robert Frise - Tube Wagon in "as delivered" condition


A tube wagon, like B731708, is a long wheelbase wagon with steel ends and low wooden sides. 450 were built to this lot, with a total of 2350 built to this diagram. It is on roller bearing axles and is 22 tons. This wagon was withdrawn by British Rail from Bescot in December 1988.

It was fitted with seats and was used to give rides on certain open days Over the last few years it has carried Santa's sleigh and reindeer for Christmas Steamings. During 2002 it has been refurbished for "fourth class" passenger seating in the Down Yard. In 2013 it was repainted into a pseudo Metropolitan Railway livery to appear in the Metropolitan Railway 150 celebrations.


Tube Wagon in Down Yard in MET grey livery - May 2015

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Robert Frise - Tube Wagon in Down Yard in "MET" grey livery - May 2015


Origin :- BR Date Built :- 1954 Number :- B731708
Diagram :- 1/448 Lot :- 2554 Capacity :- -
Type :- Tube Wagon Builder :- BR Darlington Wheelbase :- -
Owner :- QRS Status :- Restored Location :- Down Yard
Accession No.:- W/0059 Arrival Date :- 1988    

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