Tuesday 15 February 2022

Coalfish, a species at risk.

The humble Coalfish are being displaced by the latest deliveries of yellow wagons for Network Rail use. One sample move, 6Z83,on 9th February, took 18 MHA and MPA wagons to EMR at Attercliffe for disposal. 6 of these 18 were found readily in my recent photos at Eastleigh, shown below.

These wagons were converted by Wabtec, Doncaster and EWS, Margam in 1997-2004, using the underframes from HAA coal hoppers. The MPA variant represents a modification of the brake pads.

394536 MHA, 27th November 2021.

394674 MHA, 6th February 2020.

394856 MPA, 7th January 2020.

394942 MPA, 2nd June 2017.

394949 MHA,15th October 2020.

394961 MHA, 28th September 2019.