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Vacuum Braked freight in the 1980s

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How much vacuum braked freight was still running in the mid-late 1980s?

 

Excluding engineers traffic, I've seen block trains of Presflo/Cemflo and the ICI hoppers. Was there much else left running?

 

Steven B.

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Amlwch to Mostyn sulphur trains were still running with HKV I think 2-axle hoppers. Some aggregates traffic out of Peak Forest was still using MSV tipplers and HTV hoppers until around 1988/89 I think off top of me head.

Cheers Paul 

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The classic Cornish clay hood wagons were used on trips from the works to Fowey till Feb 1988 - and were vacuum braked

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The pipe trains out Hartlepool 44" mill were vac braked until the early 90s as were some of the containerised salt out of boulby 

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The MSVs on aggregates traffic as mentioned above were also in use from the Mendips and Tytherington in the mid 1980s.

MDVs and HTVs of coal in South Wales were still  common. Also unfitted MDOs with export coal to Swansea Docks until 1987. 

There were also vac braked shoc-hoods in steel traffic use in South Wales in 1986.

 

cheers

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