Offering for sale a superb example of a Wrenn “Esso Petroleum Company” 4 Wheeled Petrol Tank Wagon model reference number W5039.
This model was introduced by Wrenn in 1980 and production continued for a period of ten years until 1990. The wagon is finished in dark blue colour with Esso logo running number is 3300, complete with original box, inner yellow sleeve and packaging. This is the earlier variation with GREEN STAR!
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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