Hulton Colliery Co – 7 plank OO
Limited edition 7 plank wagon produced by Dapol for the Astley Green Colliery Museum in 2012. The Hulton Colliery Company was the result of various smaller concerns owned by the Hulton family in the late 1890’s. Based around Chequerbent near Bolton the companies four groups of pits produced 800,000 tons of household and manufacturing coal per year. The number of operating pits reduced in the run up to the First World War with the final pits closing in the 1930’s. ERA: 2 and 3. Wagon is in excellent, like new condition with all couplings and buffers intact, box in fair condition with some wear.
Historical information from Private Owner Wagons from The Ince Wagon & Ironworks Co by A. J. Watts ( HMRS)