Offering for sale another superb example of a Wrenn Grain Wagon commonly known as a CLOSED Hopper Wagon, this one is a 4 wheel version model reference number W5071. This model was introduced by Wrenn in 1982 and production continued for a period of one year only at Basildon. It is reported that a maximum of 225 were produced during this time!
The tools for this example we bought in 1972. This hopper wagon is finished in grey, without the BR logo . Offered complete with original box, inner yellow sleeve and packaging. A hopper car is a type of railroad freight car used to transport loose bulk commodities such as coal, ore, grain and track ballast. Two main types of hopper car exist: covered hopper cars, which are equipped with a roof, and open hopper cars, which do not have a roof.
This type of car is distinguished from a gondola car in that it has opening doors on the underside or on the sides to discharge its cargo. The development of the hopper car went along with the development of automated handling of such commodities, with automated loading and unloading facilities. There are two main types of hopper car: open and covered.Open hopper cars are used for commodities such as coal.
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