Long time coming

Nearly two years since the last blurb written on here.  Some things have changed in that time, I have a new job (still in the rail industry), but with less time to process all my images.  Pictures have been updated on the website steadily but I have struggled to find the words to go with the pictures, so just have not bothered.  This time though I thought I would try and find some words.  One, because I have a fascinations with tank wagons on the railway, and two, because I have been meaning to process these sets of images for ages so I am rather pleased to get them out of the way and online.  The last update of tank wagons was in 2013 so that left me a mere 2607 to process!

So why a fascination with tank wagons? Probably because they come in various shapes and sizes, and weather in a variety of ways.

German registered 33 80 7995 010-5 Zacefs, sits in Köln Gremberg yard (D) on the 6th of September 2014

This one caught my eye as it is cleared to run on the British mainland and is Channel Tunnel cleared, although some of the wagons running around Europe have a “f” code meaning cleared Great British loading gauge, suitable for ferries and channel tunnel, only the ones that have had recent clearance are running around with a CT sticker.

 

Channel Tunnel cleared 33 80 7995 010-5 Zacefs sits in Köln Gremberg yard (D) on the 6th of September 2014

One wagon that can be seen on British rails as well as mainland Europe is what is known as the “Silver bullet”, you wouldn’t know to look at it in the below image but these wagons are actually meant to be bright polished metal.

 

A much stained “silver bullet”, 37 80 7898 113-1 (Zafns) passes West towards Würzburg Hbf (D) on the 4th of June 2015

To show the extent of weathering, the below image, of a different type of wagon, shows what the above wagon should have looked like colour wise.

 

German registered 37 80 7932 057-8 (Zacens)  passes Budapest Kelenföld (H) on the 4th of April 2017

These wagons carry a multitude of liquids and molten materials, the orange UN Code plate tells you what is being carried.  In the above image, UN Code 3257, means it is carrying an unspecified liquid with an elevated temperature (at or above 100 °C and below its flash-point (including molten metals, molten salts, etc.))

The next wagon I have chosen to highlight is because I like the different weathering patterns on the wagon, ranging from the dirt build up on the end of the tank cylinder, to the rust streaks running from the sun shield.  One to model in the future.

37 80 7824 115-5 (Zags) passes Leipzig Thekla (D) on the 8th of  June 2015

From the large wagon, we go onto a really small wagon but carrying something very dangerous.  The below wagon  is plated with UN Code 1830, meaning it is carrying Sulfuric Acid with more than 51% concentration.

 

23 80 7475 883-6 (Zces) passes Ahlten (D) in the westward direction towards Hannover on the 13th of June 2014

 

German (80):

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~ by gingespotting on January 27, 2019.

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