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19 hours ago, dvdlcs said:

 

Here you go. One of my pictures from a few years ago:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/19176477391/

 

Not hugely common but did happen. As can be seen, for transit they would bolt 2, 10' containers together to make a 20' equivalent unit.

 

No idea if loaded or empty though...

 

Royal Wolf still going strong 

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1 hour ago, Fat Controller said:

A lot used to be 'cut'n'shut' from longer boxes, expressly for the construction market

 

Interesting. I have to confess I never looked closely enough at ours, when I worked in mechanical construction, to determine whether they were the real deal or hack jobs. Ours were used for more specialist storage. One for rigging gear and the other for hazardous materials. The general stores were in a couple of 40 footers, fitted out for the purpose and placed to form the sides of a poly-arch when space on site allowed. 

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8 minutes ago, PatB said:

 

Interesting. I have to confess I never looked closely enough at ours, when I worked in mechanical construction, to determine whether they were the real deal or hack jobs. Ours were used for more specialist storage. One for rigging gear and the other for hazardous materials. The general stores were in a couple of 40 footers, fitted out for the purpose and placed to form the sides of a poly-arch when space on site allowed. 

W H Davis make custom-built sub-20' boxes for the oil and gas industry:-

http://www.whdavis.co.uk/images/uploads/images/OffshoreBrochure 1.pdf

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Many years ago there were some grants available to get more freight on rail. I remember seeing one of the results. IIRC  Sandersons wallpapers were one of the customers and Containers used to arrive at Leeds FLT (Souton). These somehow split into, I think, three smaller containers that could then go direct to a particular shop.  I have no idea what happenned long term.

 

Jamie

 

 

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1 hour ago, Fat Controller said:

W H Davis make custom-built sub-20' boxes for the oil and gas industry:-

http://www.whdavis.co.uk/images/uploads/images/OffshoreBrochure 1.pdf

Handy things, but my former employers were way too cheapskate to have bought anything either new or purpose built. Most of what we had to work with appeared to have been found in a metaphorical skip. 

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1 hour ago, jamie92208 said:

Many years ago there were some grants available to get more freight on rail. I remember seeing one of the results. IIRC  Sandersons wallpapers were one of the customers and Containers used to arrive at Leeds FLT (Souton). These somehow split into, I think, three smaller containers that could then go direct to a particular shop.  I have no idea what happenned long term.

 

Jamie

 

 

There were two versions of this idea, known as Maxi-Link and Mini-Link, trialled in the late 1980s. Maxi-link were single 'swap-bodies', with retractable legs, whilst Mini-Link had several boxes on a subframe. As usual, Paul Barlett has some images:-

https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/minilink

BTW,the Cricklewood exhibition was the same day as the Hillsborough tragedy

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4 minutes ago, Fat Controller said:

There were two versions of this idea, known as Maxi-Link and Mini-Link, trialled in the late 1980s. Maxi-link were single 'swap-bodies', with retractable legs, whilst Mini-Link had several boxes on a subframe. As usual, Paul Barlett has some images:-

https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/minilink

BTW,the Cricklewood exhibition was the same day as the Hillsborough tragedy

 

Some of the Minilink containers are at Kingmoor used for storage!

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The Huddersfield to Kirkburton branch line did have this "Ferodo" bridge across Leeds Road, not far from, the present day station at Deighton.

Sadly the bridge was in a poor condition underneath and went soon after I took the pic around 1979 

Kirkburton branch at Leeds Road

 

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3 hours ago, plarailfan said:

I've always been under the impression that girder bridges on closed lines tended to be removed relatively quickly after closure. Presumably because it's easier to do than to demolish a brick or stone arch, and because the girders themselves have some value as scrap, unlike a pile of masonry rubble. That's just based on a completely free form interpretation of what I've seen, though, and not on any proper research. 

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21 hours ago, PatB said:

I've always been under the impression that girder bridges on closed lines tended to be removed relatively quickly after closure. Presumably because it's easier to do than to demolish a brick or stone arch, and because the girders themselves have some value as scrap, unlike a pile of masonry rubble. That's just based on a completely free form interpretation of what I've seen, though, and not on any proper research. 

 

Also reused elsewhere, the bridge on the flyover at Tyne Yard was recovered allegedly from somewhere in Northumberland?

 

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Just found a photo I took in December 1998 of the Ferodo advert on the over bridge at Hazel Grove. Funnily enough Malbern Windows seen on the advert on left hand side is still going strong today and I hear their jaunty jingle on the local Imagine FM radio station each day!

Cheers Paul

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On 26/06/2019 at 12:03, Mark Saunders said:

 

Some of the Minilink containers are at Kingmoor used for storage!

 

There's also one in the depot at Warrington Arpley, or there was a few years ago.

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