Talk:BR 'Seacow' 40t Bogie Ballast Hoppers

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I have included a generic build date and location as I can't find individual dates. One vehicle is for spare but I don't know which one. A gallery could be added. It is not clear if SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society(H) own the vehicles. One vehicle possibly retains vacuum breaking but again I don't know which. Not yet added to categories for Stourport Triangle or SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society(H) owned. They do not yet appear in the VCT database.--Patrick Hearn (talk) 18:19, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks - there's not a lot that I can add. The painted IDs visible from ground level on the river side suggest that 980220 and 239 were classed as YGA which was air braked only, while 980015, 83 and 98 were classed as YGB which was air braked with vacuum through piping, although of course some or all may have had the through piping removed since those IDs were painted.
Paul Bartlet’s page of Seacow photos suggests that numbers before 980143 were built at Shildon in 1981, and numbers after 980146 were built at Ashford in 1981-82. The maker and year are normally on the works plate on the frame but I don't have lineside access to get at them.--Robin (talk) 23:10, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
I managed to get some photos at Eardington today. Notably the earliest works plate is dated 1980 rather than 1981.--Robin (talk) 19:03, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

I've just noticed an inconsistency: this page and the 2010-2019 timeline page disagree about the wagons' arrival date. Going by the dates of the comments on this page, this one is more likely to be correct, but can anyone confirm? WillSalt (talk) 07:29, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

I have amended the timeline--Patrick Hearn (talk) 12:31, 15 April 2017 (UTC)