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Centre - depressed / Vee Tank Presflo type wagons :

This listing was originally drawn up during 1996 when most of these wagons were still in service. However the majority of these wagons have been scrapped with re-use of underframes where possible. Some of the Blue Circle wagons are in store at Eastgate, Hope and other places whereas the powdered chemical tanks are stored. Some were re-introduced to traffic on flyash from Longannet power station to Blue Circles works at Westbury running with French built PCA wagons. The remaining BCC tanks see regular usage with Metalair tanks on Scottish cement flows from Dunbar. This page entirely updated July 2004.

Wagon Ranges :

TOPS Code - Number range = Number of wagons

Builder and Year; Suspension Type; Design Code

Livery details if applicable otherwise see notes below

Notes on wagons, their allocated traffic, disposal and current pool numbers if applicable

PCB - APCM 9025 = 1

Powell Duffryn, Cardiff, 1966?; Long Link + Taper Leaf Springs; PC006D

Blue Circle Grey livery

Withdrawn and stored at Millerhill Yard in 1989 and then underframes reused on POA Open Scrap wagons RLS 4580-4584 in order and converted at Powell Duffryn, Cardiff in 1989 to design PO021A or PO021B (4580 only)

Prototype centre-depressed barrel cement tank - this design adopted by APCM

PCB - APCM 9026 - 9065 = 40

Metro-Cammell, B’ham, 1966-68; Long Link + Taper Leaf Springs; PC006E or PC006G = APCM 9027/37/40/43/44

Blue Circle Grey livery

Stored at Millerhill Yard then scrapped between 1989-92.

PCB - APCM 9066 - 9075 = 10

Metro-Cammell, B’ham, 1969; Long Link + Taper Leaf Springs; PC006F

Blue Circle Grey livery

Stored at Millerhill Yard then scrapped between 1989-92.

PCA - APCM 9100 - 9235 = 236

BREL Shildon, 1973-74; Gloucester Floating Axle; PC009A

Blue Circle Grey livery - all wagons originally had nameboards but all removed during 1970s

Originally used on various workings to and from Eastgate, Hope and Northfleet, and also between Swanscombe and Aberdeen.

Most if not all scrapped - originally stored at Hope or Eastgate. Stored PCAs at BCC Eastgate on 31/08/02 were reported as
APCM 9101 / 9176 / 9195 & 9203 in pool 1974 (BCC Eastgate/Dunbar stored wagons)

PCA - APCM 9236 - 9394 = 159

BREL Doncaster, 1975-77;Gloucester Floating Axle; PC009A or Double Link PC009G (9338 only)

Blue Circle Grey livery - all wagons originally had nameboards but all removed during 1970s

Originally used on various workings to and from Eastgate, Hope and Northfleet, and also between Swanscombe and Aberdeen.

Most if not all scrapped - originally stored at Hope or Eastgate. Stored PCAs at BCC Eastgate on 31/08/02 were reported as APCM 9300 / 9309 / 9314 / 9345 / 9346 / 9379 / 9381 / 9382 / 9384 / 9387 / 9389 & 9390 (now PC009C) in pool 1974 (as above)

10 wagons were refurbished and modified for British Alcan for Alumina traffic by EG Steele of Hamilton in 1993, nos. ALCN 11200-209. An additional 2 wagons, nos. 11210 and 11211 were also modified at Hamilton in 1995. These tanks were converted to replace the unfitted batch of Covhops, ALCN 12017 - 12035, on the local Blyth - Lynemouth alumina traffic.

11200-9280 / 11201-9291 / 11202-9297 / 11203-9304 / 11204-9316 / 11205-9327 / 11206-9331 / 11207-9367 / 11208-9373 / 11209-9374 / 11210-9255 & 11211-9287 to design code PC009N

PCA - APCM 9395 - 9399 = 5

BREL Shildon, 1977; Gloucester Floating Axle; PC009C

Blue Circle Grey livery

Originally used on various workings to and from Eastgate, Hope and Northfleet, and also between Swanscombe and Aberdeen.

Most if not all scrapped - originally stored at Hope or Eastgate. APCM 9399 reported as stored at BCC Eastgate on 31/08/02 in pool 1974 (as above)

PCA - APCM 9425 - 9434 = 10

BREL Shildon, 1977; Gloucester Floating Axle; PC009A

Blue Circle Grey livery

Originally used on various workings to and from Eastgate, Hope and Northfleet, and also between Swanscombe and Aberdeen.

Most if not all scrapped - originally stored at Hope or Eastgate.

For the record the stored PCAs at BCC Eastgate on 31/08/02 were reported as APCM 9431 / 9432 / 9433 (now PC009C) in pool 1974 (as above)

PCA - TRL 9460 - 9474 = 15

BREL Doncaster, 1975; Gloucester Pedestal; PC009B

Originally all hired to Ketton Cement (Lime Green livery) but later rehired so that Castle Cement had 9460 - 9462 (3 still in Lime Green) and Albright & Wilson 9463 - 9474 (these 12 wagons overhauled by C C Crump in 1990 for A&W and liveried Veridian green)

Ketton & Castle Cement from Ketton to various; A&W between Whitehaven and West Thurrock

11 refurbished for British Alcan for Alumina traffic by Marcroft at Stoke during Winter 2001/2

11212-9463 / 11213-9464 / 11214-9465 / 11215-9467 / 11216-9468 / 11217-9469 / 11218-9470 / 11219-9471 / 11220-9472 / 11221-9473 / 11222-9474 again to design code PC009N

Wagons TRL 9460, 9461 and 9462 presumed scrapped ? 9466 remains in store in pool 1998 (non registered PO wagons - not to move)

PCA - PR 9494 - 9499 = 6

Procor, Wakefield, 1983; Gloucester Floating Axle; PC009K

A&W Veridian Green

Originally hired to Albright & Wilson for Tripolyphosphate traffic between Whitehaven and West Thurrock. Later stored but 4 wagons converted by Marcroft, Stoke in Winter 2001/2 for British Alcan to design code PC009N; 11223-9495;11224-9496; 11225-9497; 11226-9499

Wagons PR 9494 and 9499 presumed scrapped ?

PCA - PR 10125 - 10134 = 10

Procor, Wakefield, 1983; Gloucester Floating Axle; PC009K

A&W Veridian Green

Originally hired to Albright & Wilson for Tripolyphosphate traffic between Whitehaven and West Thurrock. Later stored but 5 wagons converted by Marcroft, Stoke in Winter 2001/2 for British Alcan to design code PC009N; 11227-10126; 11228-10127; 11229-10128; 11230-10129; 11231-10132

Wagons PR 10125, 10130, 10131, 10133 and 10134 remain stored in pool 1982 (CAIB stored off hire - bulk wagons)

PCA - TRL 10500 - 10521 = 22

BREL Ashford, 1977; BSC Friction Pedestal; PC009D

Originally hired to Ketton Cement to and from Ketton (Lime green livery)

Now believed scrapped - underframes may have been reused (Railtrack PNAs ??)

PCA - TRL 10522 - 10539 = 18

Standard Wagon, Heywood, 1981; BSC Friction Pedestal; PC009F

Originally hired as follows; 10522 - 10525 to Lever Brothers (Purple livery); 10528 + 10529 to A&W (Veridian green livery); 10534 - 10539 to Ketton Cement (Lime green livery) with 10526/527/530-533 all stored. All were later hired to A&W between Whitehaven and West Thurrock.

Now believed scrapped - underframes may have been reused (Railtrack PNAs ??)

PCA - TRL 10540 - 10569 = 30

BREL Shildon, 1983; Gloucester Floating Axle; PC009J

Originally hired as follows; 10540 - 10567 to Rockware Glass (Medium Blue) and 10568/569 to Ketton Cement (Lime green)

Now believed scrapped except for 10568 & 10569 which remain stored in pool 1982 (as above) - other underframes may have been reused (Railtrack PNAs ??)

PCA - APCM 10700 - 10737 = 38

BREL Shildon, 1979-80; Gloucester Floating Axle; PC009E

Blue Circle Grey livery

Originally used on various workings to and from Eastgate, Hope, Northfleet and Oxwellmains. Hermann Aeration equipment fitted to this batch.

Only APCM 10705 is officially recorded as being in store in pool 1978 (Blue Circle Hope/Beeston stored) and the wagon is marked for water use only near Earles Sdgs on works branch siding. All other wagons presumed scrapped ??

PCA - BCC 10738 - 10837 = 100

BREL Ashford, 1981; Gloucester Floating Axle; PC009E

Blue Circle Grey livery

Originally used on various workings to and from Eastgate, Hope and Northfleet and Oxwellmains and also between Swanscombe and Aberdeen. Hermann Aeration equipment fitted to this batch. Now all to design code PC009P and used as follows :-

Pool 0039 Hope to Colnbrook T5 : BCC 10739,752,763,771,775,778,782,786,787,789,792,796,797,807,808,811,814,819, 821, 825, 826,828,833,835,837 = 25

Pool 0041 Hope to various : BCC 10749,755,756,779-781,783-785,788,790,791,793,795,798-801,809,815-818,820,822-824,827,829-832,834,836 = 34

Pool 0061 Oxwellmains to various : BCC 10738,740-748,750,751,753,754,757,758,760-762,764-770,772,774,776,777,802,803,805, 806,810,812 = 36

Pool 1978 BCC Beeston/Hope Stored : APCM 10759 and BCC 10773,804,813 are all stored on works branch siding. BCC 10794 stored at Beeston ? = 5

PCA - BCC 10850 - 10942 = 93

Procor, Wakefield, 1981-82; Gloucester Floating Axle; PC009E

Blue Circle Grey livery

Used on various workings to and from Eastgate, Hope and Northfleet and Oxwellmains and also between Swanscombe and Aberdeen. Remaining wagons are used as follows :-

Pool 0039 : BCC 10857,860,868,877,879,882,885,889,895,897-901 = 14

Pool 0041 : BCC 10873,880 = 2

Pool 0061 : BCC 10872,875,876,881,886,887,888,892,893,894,896 = 11

Pool 1974 : BCC 10850,855,856,858,865-867,869,870,874,878,883,884,890,891,904,906,907,912,917,920,924,926,932,940,942 = 26 All recorded as stored at BCC Eastgate on 31/08/02.

Believed scrapped are BCC 10851-854,859,861-864,871,902,903,905,908-911,913-916,918,919,921-923,925,927-931,933-939,941 = 40

PCA - BCC 10943 - 10986 = 44

Standard Wagon, Heywood, 1981; Gloucester Floating Axle; PC009H

Blue Circle Grey livery

Originally used on various workings to and from Eastgate, Hope and Northfleet and Oxwellmains and also between Swanscombe and Aberdeen.

Entire batch believed to be scrapped - none listed as stored.

PCA - BCC 10987 = 1

Procor, Wakefield, 1982; Gloucester Floating Axle; PC009E

Blue Circle Grey livery

Originally used on various workings to and from Eastgate, Hope and Northfleet and Oxwellmains and also between Swanscombe and Aberdeen.

This wagon allox to Pool 0039 and in traffic to/from Hope.

Colour schemes :

Grey tank for all Blue Circle wagons

Those Tiger Rail Leasing tanks were painted in a medium-blue colour when not being leased otherwise;

Lime green tank for those hired to Ketton Cement

Purple tank for those hired to Lever Bros.

Veridian green for those on hire to Albright & Wilson

Medium blue tanks for those on hire to Rockware Glass

White tank for those on hire to Castle Cement.

Lima / Dapol / Hornby 4mm scale models :

Lima

5601 Blue Circle Cement tank - APCM (no number) - Grey livery with Blue Circle logo and writing

5602 Ketton Cement tank - TRL 9470 - Lime Green livery with black lettering

5603 Castle Cement tank - TRL 9154 (sic) - White livery with red writing and Castle logo with Tiger logo

5604 Albright & Wilson tank - TRL 10529 - Veridian Green with white writing and A&W logo with Tiger logo

5605 Lever Brothers tank - TRL 10537 - Purple livery with white Lever Bros writing and logo with Tiger logo

5606 Blue Circle Cement tank - APCM 9398 - plain Grey livery

5607 Tiger Rail Leasing tank - TRL 10521 - plain Yellow with Tiger logo

5608 Tiger Rail Leasing/APG tank - TRL 10523 - plain medium Blue with white APG logo and Tiger logo

Trainset versions of the following are known to have been produced 5601 APCM - grey plastic body + tampo printed logo, 5602 Ketton - yellow plastic body + tampo printed logo; 5603 Castle - white plastic body + tampo printed logo & 5606 APCM plain grey plastic. As these wagons were supplied for trainset packs they were fitted with plastic wheelsets and do not have any of the detailing parts fitted.

Dapol

B121 Blue Circle Cement tank - APCM 9344 - plain Grey livery with white TOPS panel

B122 Blue Circle Cement tank - BOC 1066 (sic) - plain Grey livery with black TOPS panel

B123 Albright & Wilson tank - PR 10126 - Veridian Green with white writing and A&W logo and CAIB red/white logo

Hornby - acquired tooling for PCA model from Dapol and models are already fitted with detail parts.

R6026 Lever Brothers tank - TRL 10522 - Purple livery with white writing and Lever Bros logo with Tiger logo

R6027 Ketton Cement tank - TLG 9462 - Yellow livery with black Ketton writing and horseshoe logo with Tiger logo ?

R6061/R6090 1999 Hornby Collectors Special Edition wagon - Black with yellow lettering

R6126 Alcan tank - BAHS 10800 (sic) - plain grey with light blue Alcan logo

R6160 Blue Circle grey APCM 9202

R6160A Blue Circle grey APCM ??

R6153 Triple pack weathered blue circle grey nos. APCM 9203,9204 & 9205

R6153A Triple pack weathered blue circle grey nos. APCM 9188,9189 & 9190 ??

R6153B Triple pack weathered blue circle grey nos. APCM 9113,9114 & 9115 ??

R6253 Triple pack Blue Circle with printed nameboards nos. 9343,9344 & 9345

One thing to note with the Dapol and Hornby PCA models is that they ride higher than the Lima model. This is in part to an extra 2mm which has been incorporated into the underframe suspension molding and the actual tank body. When measured from rail height to over the top of the filler hatches this should be 51mm, whereas the Dapol/Hornby model is 53mm and so will 'tower' over the train engine. The only means of correcting this would be to fit smaller wheelsets to the model to reduce the overall ride height down to around 51mm.

Updated 24/12/2005