Who does all the old MK1 parcel vans at Hellifield belong to? they look as if they have been there for quite a long time now.
Just hazarding a guess here, but didn't WCRC purchase a good number of these (presuming they are of BG/GUV type or similar) some time ago for recovery of spares to keep their mk1 fleet serviceable?
Around ten years a go a rake of four wheel base Cargo Waggons were parked up at Hellifield on the same siding where I think a loco shed was planned but for whatever reason it fell through.
Apologies for going off topic here but whatever happened to the plan to install a turntable at Hellifield?
Was there not a loco shed there years ago that had items stored in side it for years. May be National Railways Museum stuff ( even pre NRM days)
Yes that's right The Midland Railway loco shed was indeed used to store loco's / rolling stock saved for the nation after it closed in the mid 1960's. However the MR loco shed was located on the opposite side to where the rolling stock is currently stored.
No idea. But you get a good view of the old turntable (what's left of it) by taking a walk along the newly designated footpath adjacent to the stationApologies for going off topic here but whatever happened to the plan to install a turntable at Hellifield?
There was a few years ago a plan to build a new shed there for WCR I think. IIRC some structure got built, but I cannot recall if it remains there as like any real enthusiast I am always too busy with my GPS to look out of the window.
Yes WCR bought a lot of Mk1 vans for spares, including some of the PCVs with a cab of sorts at one end. Carnforth is full of them.
As currently advertised on the WCRC website:
Van For disposal NAA NIA NBA NQA NKA NRA
Price - Starting £5500