Transfer Group : Railway Company Items
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE RAILWAY
Wagons lettered N S usually halfway up side. Tare in 3" block figs. e.g. 6.12.0 at left of solebar. Number usually only on cast plate. N.S.R is earlier style, spaced as printed, to left with know to right. BREAK 459 VAN or BREAK 2091 etc. at top of vehicle with tare midway along solebar.
LANCASHIRE & YORKSHIRE RAILWAY,
Wagons had initial letters L Y, circle/triangle symbols or both (occasionally). Number usually only on cast plate but sometimes on body in scroll style figures. Tare on solebar e.g. 9.18.1 in scroll figures, spacing very variable, sometimes preceded by very small 'Tare' wording. Brake vans have depot name, e.g. WIGAN, usually with GUARD above. Refrigerator etc., vans lettered in black - 6" block nos. on fish vans. Very large letters are for 30 ton bogie wagons.
FURNESS RAILWAYNumbers on cast plates only. Tare at bottom right e.g. TARE 7-0-2 all in 3" block. Capacity sometimes bottom left e.g. LOAD 15 TONS. The word OIL on solebar above oil lubricated axleboxes.
MARYPORT & CARLISLE RAILWAY
Number just above bottom rail at left, 6” figs. Word' Tare' below this in 3" script followed by e.g.7- 10-0 in 3" script or 4" block figs. Coke wagons lettered in black with 'Coke Traffic' bottom right. Lettering third to fifth planks down.
CLEATOR & WORKINGTON RAILWAY
Lettering third to fifth planks down. Large number (e.g. 76) at bottom below the C. Tare 6-16-1 (3" script) below & Load 10 Tons (3 " script) below W." rows="4" cols="50">Block style numbers are provided in 8, 6, 5, 4 & 3 inch heights in white, 6, 4 & 3 inch heights in black for general use, with special styles where required. Please note that to save space large company initials are printed closer than they appear on the vehicles - spacings in any case vary. Special wordings etc., are printed near (usually below) the initials of the company to which they belong. Some of these may inevitably brief, but many photographs appear in published works and should be consulted wherever possible. All tare or load figures are examples to show style.
LONDON TILBURY & SOUTHEND RAILWAYWagons lettered L.T&S.R with or without full stops. TARE 5-12-3 etc., bottom left in 3"/2½" caps, 3" block figs. Serial shown as e.g. NO 1800 bottom right in 5” or as L.T&S, R 252 in 3" caps, 5" figs. Fish van in black lettering with 'VAN' above the T, TARE below the L, serial e. g. 905 above right of S in 4".
NORTH LONDON RAILWAY
Ordinary wagons lettered N.L.R (spaced as printed) second plank down at left. Number in 8" figs. on same plank at right. Works wagons lettered LOCO' DEPT two planks below N.L.R and BOW in same plank below number. Tare in 3 " block figs. without wording, just above bottom rail of side under letter N. Some wagons show capacity e.g. 9 TONS in 6” characters 2 planks below the number. Stops between N L R sometimes omitted.
Large letters MR for open wagons and brake vans. Low wagons and most vans use smaller letters. Brake vans have number panel high on side with 6” (curved corner, later type) or 5" (square corner) numbers in panel. some vans have 4" numerals -most wagons have cast numberplates only.
SOMERSET & DORSET JOINT RAILWAY
Letters S& DJR (spaced as printed) at left and (e.g.) No 1234 at right. Use flat topped 3. Figure 7 sometimes odd shape as printed. "Tare 4.11.3" etc in 3 " script under number at or near bottom of side.
STRATFORD UPON AVON & MIDLAND JUNCTION RAILWAY
Lettering on brake vans occupied the third to fifth planks down. Use 8" nos (e.g. 39) top of figs half a plank below the M.