BR 989098 'Mermaid' Ballast Wagon
|BRBritish Rail or British Railways 989098 'Mermaid' Ballast Wagon|
BRBritish Rail or British Railways ‘Mermaid’ Ballast Wagon DB 989098
|Built By||Metro Cammell|
|Type||4-w steel side-tipper ballast hopper|
|1996||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
Service and preservation
This wagon was built by Metro Cammell at Saltley in 1959 to BRBritish Rail or British Railways 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 BRBritish Rail or British Railways for DepartmentalRolling stock used for the railway’s own functions (engineering etc.) rather than for general passenger or goods traffic. 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&WCarriage & Wagon group. The two wagons arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway on consecutive days, 989098 on 3 December 1996. Both are regularly used on P. Way trains.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
- Larkin Vol 1 (2011), p.42.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 122