Tirdonkin – 7 plank (Oxide Red)
Limited edition wagon made by Dapol for Swansea Model Rail Group in 2018. Certificate included no. 101 of 135. This wagon was produced as a set of 3 – one black, one signal red and one oxide red. The Tirdonkin Colliery was located at Llangyfelach, near Swansea in South Wales. The company opened its new colliery site there in 1899 and mining operations continued until 1928. This particular wagon was built by the Ince Waggon and Iron Works Co in 1904 and registered with the GWR. Tirdonkin also commenced a wagon repair contract with the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co in the same year. ERA: 2 and early 3.
Historical Information from Private Owner Wagons a Ninth Collection by Keith Turton (Lightmoor Press).