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British Railways 'Palbrick' Wagons

This website is primarily aimed at recording the preservation and restoration of ex-British Railways 'Palbrick B' wagon B462772. In doing so, it is also necessary to record something of the history of these interesting wagons.

Preparation of this website would not have been possible without the use of several books and other sources, and the assistance of a number of individuals, and I gratefully acknowledge their contribution and support here.

I would welcome further contributions. I am particularly seeking photographs of these wagons in service, information on other Palbricks, and certain spare parts. If you think that you can help with any of these, please get in touch via email.

The Vision:

This photograph shows, from left to right, a Palbrick A, two Palbrick Cs (one with one of the side panels upside-down!), and two Palbrick Bs. The three different types were nominally for different pallet sizes, but this photograph suggests that in practice they were used interchangably.
Photo © P. Bartlett 20/05/67. Used with permission.

The Reality:

This photograph shows B462772 in January 2005, in 'as bought' condition. It looks quite different now - follow this link for the latest restoration report.
Photo © P. Hetherington, 13/01/05.

© Phil Hetherington 2005-10
Last Modified: 19.01.10