BR 989098 'Mermaid' Ballast Wagon
|BR 989098 'Mermaid' Ballast Wagon|
BR ‘Mermaid’ Ballast Wagon DB 989098
|Built By||Metro Cammell|
|Type||4-w steel side-tipper ballast hopper|
|1996||Arrived on SVR|
Service and preservation
This wagon was built by Metro Cammell at Saltley in 1959 to BR Diagram 1/575, Lot number 3170 (the first Lot under the later Diagram which included vacuum brakes and self-contained or hydraulic buffers).. It was vacuum brake fitted and was numbered DB989098, the prefix indicating a wagon built by BR for Departmental use.
'Mermaid' 989098 and 'Dogfish' 983115 were acquired from Burton Wagon Shops in late 1996 by John Briscoe, a member of the then Bridgnorth-based C&W group. The two wagons arrived on the SVR on consecutive days, 989098 on 3 December 1996. Both are regularly used on P. Way trains.
- SVR Stock Book Ninth Edition
- Larkin Vol 1 (2011), p.42.
- SVR News 122