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10 Ton Air Braked 4 wheel wagon F. 329


F. 329 at Quainton coupled to FB. 578 by Side Chains

Photo:
Brian Amman - F. 329 at Quainton coupled to FB. 578 by Side Chains


F. 329 was built in 1935 as one of four 10-ton air braked 4-wheel wagons for "Tube Gauge" working.

At some time during its life F. 329 was fitted with a water tank and pump. It is believed that this was for use in reconditioning work in tube tunnels (i.e. resleepering, digging the old concrete out from around the sleepers, then changing the sleepers, re-concreting in place). The water was used to keep dust down and for mixing new concrete.

Noted as being at Neasden from the beginning of 1983, it is listed as still being there in December 1985, when it was reported as being withdrawn from service. There is some uncertainty as to whether it was still withdrawn or in service in June 1987. Possibly having been stored out of service since 1985 at Neasden, it was sold to URRST and transported to Quainton Road on the 14 September 1988.

Destination of Vehicles of this class

F. 327 converted to Flat Brake FB. 579 in 1949. Cut up Ruislip 16/12/83.

F. 328 scrapped. (Possibly at Ruislip, at an unknown date, believed to be early 1990s).

F. 329 finally offered for disposal 1988. Sold to URRST, arriving Quainton 14/9/88.

F. 330 converted to Flat Brake FB. 578 in 1949. Sold to URRST, arriving Quainton 28/6/84.


F. 329 at at Neasden

Photo:
Brian Amman - F. 329 at at Neasden


Origin :- London Transport Date Built :- 1935 Number :- F. 329
Diagram :- - Lot :- - Tare Weight :- 10 ton
Type :- Modified Flat Wagon Builder :- Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co. Wheelbase :- -
Owner :- URRST Status :- Awaiting Restoration Location :- Up Yard on dedicated track
Accession No.: N/A Arrival Date :- 1988    

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