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Does anyone have any information on this "Alusuisse" wagon??

 What did it carry.....Aluminium Oxide???

  Years active??

    Did any find their way over here???

  Thanks in advance for any help!!!

    -Nigel

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Judging by the colour, it would have carried alumina, which is processed from bauxite; bauxite would have caused red staining, even on Swiss wagons.

The bogies are of a type that appeared from the 1960s onwards.

No idea where they did run, but wherever it was, it wouldn't have crossed the Channel; it's far too big, and doesn't have the 'anchor' symbol.

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Judging by the colour, it would have carried alumina, which is processed from bauxite; bauxite would have caused red staining, even on Swiss wagons.

The bogies are of a type that appeared from the 1960s onwards.

No idea where they did run, but wherever it was, it wouldn't have crossed the Channel; it's far too big, and doesn't have the 'anchor' symbol.

Thanks Brian, I didn't notice the lack of anchor symbol!!!

 Aluminium oxide is another name for alumina, so I was thinking the same as you!!

  Cheers

   Nigel

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From the 1978 edition of SBB Guterwagen

 

Wagon type Uads

Numbers 21 85 097 0 000 to 009

Built 1971

Load limit 63,9 t

Tare 16,5 t

Volume 88.0 cubic metres.

For aluminium oxide (Tonerde)

Home depot Biel

 

Brian G

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