Tirdonkin (Signal Red) – 7 plank N
Limited edition wagon produced for the Swansea Railway Modellers Group by Dapol. 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 Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co in 1904. Tirdonkin also commenced a wagon repair contract with the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co in the same year. ERA: 2 and early 3. Wagon is in immaculate like new condition, box is in very good condition, sleeve has light fading and wear to edges.
Historical Information from Private Owner Wagons a Ninth Collection by Keith Turton (Lightmoor Press) and Private Owner Wagons from The Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Ltd compiled by Keith Montague (Oxford Publishing Co)
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