Offering for sale a superb example of a Wrenn “British Sugar” 4 Wheeled Tank Wagon model reference number W5501. This model was introduced by Wrenn in 1989 and production continued for a period until 1991. This model was made as a limited edition of only 284! The wagon is finished in red colour witha white worded logo running number is 23, complete with certificate, original box, inner yellow sleeve and packaging.
Tank wagons for transporting liquids of various kinds were in use from the 1840’s and limited quantities of oil products were moved in this way from about the 1860’s.Tank Wagons were a common sight on Railways in the United Kingdom especially from the early 1930s to the late 1960s.
These Tank Wagons transported a variety of liquids from oil to milk. The majority were privately owned and were distinguishable as there were painted in company colours and logo’s i.e. BP, Shell, United Dairies ETC. Very seldom were Tank Wagons owned by the Railway Companies.
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