Dogfish 24 ton Ballast Hopper Wagon № DB993399

Dogfish 24 ton Ballast Hopper Wagon № DB993399, built in 1959 by Metro-Cammell, Saltley, near Birmingham, was built to transport and distribute ballast at railway worksites.

The ballast is distributed to each side of and in between, the rails by the opening or closing of three doors and chutes at the base of the hopper compartment.

A profile of the Dogfish wagon and history can be found at www.ltsv.com

 

Dogfish 24 ton Ballast Wagon № DB993399 at Pitsford Sidings. Photo: Dan Adkins

Dogfish 24 ton Ballast Wagon № DB993399 at Pitsford Sidings.
Photo: Dan Adkins

Wagon Metro-Cammell Dogfish
Ballast Hopper
Built: 1959 at Metro-Cammell, Saltley Works №: N/A
Diagram №: 1/587 Lot №: 2823
Length: 22 ft 6 in over headstocks
14 ft wheelbase
Weight: 11.5 ton / 11.2 tonne
Type: Dogfish
BR TOPS code ZFV
Load Capacity: 24 ton
Made Redundant / Withdrawn: N/A Date Preserved: N/A
Arrived at NLR: 28thJuly 1998 Current Status: Operational