BR 'Dogfish' Ballast Hopper Wagons
|BRBritish Rail or British Railways 'Dogfish' Ballast Hopper Wagons|
BRBritish Rail or British Railways Dogfish DB983115 at Eardington, June 2018
|Built By||Chas Roberts (Wakefield)|
|Type||4-wheel ballast hopper|
|Brakes||Vacuum fitted, air through pipe (2022)|
|1996||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
Service and Preservation
Details of the 3 Hopper Wagons are as follows:
|Number||Built||Built by||Wagon Survey||Notes|
|983194||1957||Chas Roberts||Link||Left 2018|
|993126||1956||Chas Roberts||Link||Left 2018|
DB983115 was initially allocated to Llynclys Junction (Llandu Quarries). Following the closure of the Burton Wagon Repair Department, DB 983115 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway by road on 2 December 1996 having been purchased by Bridgnorth C&WCarriage & Wagon member John Briscoe. It was immediately put into use on Engineers' P-Way trains. Two further DOGFISH were later acquired for the same purpose, and the first three photographs below show all three wagons in a ballast train at Bewdley in April 2015.
In January 2018 it was reported that two of the three had been sold/transferred to the Swanage Railway. The remaining wagon, 983115, was photographed at Eardington in June 2018. In December 2022 it was fitted with a through pipe for air braking at Kidderminster Carriage Repair Works.
- LTSV Wagons
- Larkin Vol 1 (2011), p.36.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 122
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition