Mackerel 17 ton Ballast Hopper Wagon № DB992300

Mackerel 17 ton Ballast Hopper Wagon № DB992300, built in 1951, by Metro-Cammell, to transport and distribute ballast at railway worksites.

The ballast is distributed in between the rails by the opening or closing of a door and chute at the base of the hopper compartment.

Mackerel 17 ton Ballast wagon № DB992300 at Pitsford Sidings. Photo: Dan Adkins

Mackerel 17 ton Ballast wagon № DB992300 at Pitsford Sidings.
Photo: Dan Adkins

Wagon Metro-Cammell Mackerel
Ballast Hopper
Built: 1951 by Metro-Cammell Works №: N/A
Diagram №: 1/583 Lot №: 2284
Length: 21 ft 8 in
over headstocks
Weight: 9 ton 1 cwt
Type: Mackerel
BR TOPS code ZMV
Load Capacity: 17 ton
Made Redundant / Withdrawn: N/A Date Preserved: N/A
Arrived at NLR: 16th November 1988 Current Status: Operational

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