Dapol produces a range of 6-wheel milk tank wagons in N gauge. Variations cover the variety of colourful liveries that these wagons were seen in throughout their lives. A new batch has been announced by Dapol, covering six different colour schemes - which are due for release by Q3 2021.
Dapols Milk Tankers feature:
Expected: May 2021
The images here show previous releases for illustrative purposes only.
2F-031-020 - United Dairies white - 44018 - £14.03
2F-031-021 - C.W.S green - 4409 - £14.03
2F-031-022 - Express Dairy E blue - 37 - £14.03
2F-031-023 - United Dairies white - 4430 - £14.03
2F-031-024 - Co-op London white - 133 - £14.03
2F-031-025 - West Park Dairy red - 142 - £14.03
2F-031-016 - United Creameries silver - £13.59
2F-031-017 - Express Dairy silver - £13.59
2F-031-018 - Co-op London white - £13.59
SR Diagram 3152 milk tank at Didcot Railway Centre in April 2019. © Hugh Llewelyn
Bulk milk transportation started in 1931 with the introduction of the 4-wheeled milk tanker. To overcome poor running issues with these early wagons, the 6 wheel milk tanker was developed for United and Express Dairies. These wagons proved very successful and over 630 6- wheeled milk tankers were built between 1932 and 1948 and used nationally. Eventually, most of the bulk milk transportation was moved over to road tankers and by the 1980’s these rail vehicles had become redundant. Unusually, the barrels of the wagons were owned by the milk companies whilst the frames were owned by railway companies.
Type of vehicle
1932 to 1948
GWR, LMS, LNER, SR, British Railways
In Service Until
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