GWR Ebbw Vale (weathered) – 20t mineral N


Limited edition weathered 20t mineral wagon commissioned by West Wales Wagon Works and made by Dapol in 2008. Limited edition of just 40 weathered wagons. The Ebbw Vale Steel Iron & Coal Company was founded in 1790 in South Wales. It would become the largest tinplate producer in the country and had a long and successful history trading for over 200 years before closing in 2002. In 1923 the GWR undertook a plan to increase the numbers of 20 ton steel mineral wagons in use to transport coal on their lines rather than plank wagons. They had recognised the advantages of using larger capacity wagons which took up less siding space and had lower tare weights. An initiative was launched to encourage their use whereby companies would receive a 5% rebate on coal moved in fully loaded 20 ton steel mineral wagons. In 1924 the GWR invested £285,00 in the building of 950 20 ton steel mineral wagons, various builders were employed including the Gloucetser Railway Carriage & Wagon Co and the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Co. These wagons were hired out on long term agreements with various companies including Ebbw Vale, Vale of Neath Colliery and Norths Navigation Collieries. ERA’s: 3 and 4. Wagon is in very good condition with all couplings and buffers intact. Original box also in very good condition with limited edition sticker.

Historical Information from an article by Robert Ferris on and website

1 in stock

SKU: NGWREbbwValeMineralWP

Additional information

Weight0.084 kg




Limited Edition

Limited Edition

Wagon Type



ERA 3, ERA 4






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