Steel – Wanted Dead or Alive

On my trip up to Tees Yard last month I took a number of images of various types of wagons used in the transportation of steel products around the country, the majority of these were BBAs.

BBA 910495 at Tees Yard on the 16th March 2012

BBA 910495 at Tees Yard on the 16th March 2012

Other wagons hiding away, awaiting the cutting torch as Tees Yard is slowly emptied was this BAA wagon.  The BAA wagon length is 40 feet, whilst the BBA comes in at 50 feet.  Both these types were the primary wagons for moving steel around the country.  Whilst the BAA has slowly fallen out of the favour, either being converted or withdrawn the BBA is still in main use today, although many have been converted to other types of steel carrying wagon.

BAA 900015 sits awaiting the scrap man in Tees Yard on the 16th March 2012

BAA 900015 sits awaiting the scrap man in Tees Yard on the 16th March 2012

Another wagon sat awaiting its fate at Tees Yard was BSA 910447.  When I photographed it and checked its number I did a bit of a double take as I knew I had never photographed anything labelled as BSA.  When I got back from my trip I even went as far to confirm on the computer that the data panel wasn’t telling me porkies , but no, it really was a BSA.  The BSA started life as a BBA, modified for use to carry steel slab and coil (Rollblock).

BSA 910447 at Tees Yard on the 16th March 2012

BSA 910447 at Tees Yard on the 16th March 2012

Also getting an update were the following B coded wagons, BDA, BEA, BFA, BMA, BRA, BWA, and BYA.

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~ by gingespotting on April 7, 2012.

One Response to “Steel – Wanted Dead or Alive”

  1. BSAs seem to have fallen out of use in 2006/07. I last recall seeing them at Doncaster and Newport about this time. The bolsters were collapsing but I don’t whether this, or loss of traffic, was cause of their being stored.

    Uploaded a couple of detail pics of the bolsters in 2006 …

    Mark

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