LMS goods vehicle insignia

LMS goods vehicle insignia
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Space does not allow for detailed descriptions. A selection of photographs appears in "The LMS Wagon" by R.J. Essery and K.R. Morgan (David & Charles). A comprehensive collection of photographs also appears in R.J. Essery's "LMS Freight Stock”- (OPC)

1923 to 1936 Body colour – Grey

18" size L M 8 used mainly on brake vans, high sided wagons and on some vans. 12" size L M S used on sliding door vans, hopper and cattle wagons. The low sided vehicles had 9" 6" or 4" L M S, according to the space available. The 6” stretched style L M S was used on some well wagons. Letters were spaced to suit the vehicle. Brake vans (except many pre-group types other than Midland) had the black & white patch high on the body side with the number in 5½ figures. Most other vehicles had 4" running numbers, sometimes with flat topped 3's. Brake vans (in bottom left hand corner) and a few other vehicles had the capacity marked 3” high, e.g, 20T. Tare was also marked 3” high, e.g. 10-8-1 sometimes preceded by TARE. There were few standard positions for insignia in the first period.

Space does not allow for detailed descriptions. A selection of photographs appears in "The LMS Wagon" by R.J. Essery and K.R. Morgan (David & Charles). A comprehensive collection of photographs also appears in R.J. Essery's "LMS Freight Stock”- (OPC)

1936 onwards Body colour - Red Bauxite

Body markings were applied m the bottom left hand corner as shown LMS (4" letters) Tare in bottom R-H corner - 3" numbers e.g. 10-8-1 12T (3" capacity) 12345 (4" running number) After 1940, on new wagons, the sizes were reduced to 3" and 2" on a painted patch on an unpainted body - such vehicles were not numerous.

SPECIAL MARKINGS

SINGLE and DOUBLE were applied to bolsters, LARGE to cattle wagons, and LONG LOW to early plate wagons. N denotes a non common user. 0 means that the vehicle is suitable for the Metropolitan. X denotes vehicle is vacuum fined, with the small star marking the release valve point.

Large stars were used in pairs, on Ro-Rail tank wagon chassis. Some special wagons had 6” letters (e.g. CREOSOTE) with 6" numbers. SAW denotes a shock absorbing wagon.

ENGINNEERING DEPT

Wagons were marked with ED, or E on the left with area code (W, N, etc.) on the right. Many wooden ballast wagons had E to the left and the depot place name to the right.

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