PRA china clay hopper Profile and Models

PRA china clay hopper

130686 at Shrewsbury in June 1986. ©Steven Clements

Fourteen PRA china clay wagons were produced by Standard Wagon at Heywood in 1983, by repurposing redundant chassis units from PCC vans. New open box bodies were built for them to transport china clay slurry from Cornwall to Scotland. This small fleet was only in use for a small time, with all 14 out of use by the early 1990s.

Type of Vehicle

China Clay Hopper


Standard Wagon Company, Heywood

Build Dates


Total Built


Wheel Configuration


Operated By

British Rail

Main Duties

China Clay slurry

In Service Until

Early 1990s

Surviving Examples



OO Gauge (1:76 Scale)
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