South Wales Freight - Why the round roofs?

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  1. richieb1971

    richieb1971 Member

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    I noticed a lot of Margam freight utilizes are rounder roof than most trains.

    Is there some sort of gauging issue in South Wales that forces this design?

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  2. Freightmaster

    Freightmaster Established Member

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    Those wagons were designed to convey steel coils, hence the shape! :)

    AFAIK they are also used for other types of steel these days.


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