Coal Waggon No. 178

Denton Colliery Company Ltd

Waggon No. 178, in the livery of the Denton Colliery Company Ltd, from a batch of 20 10-ton waggons built in Wakefield, Yorkshire, in late 1909, numbered 171-190, and registered by the London and North Western Railway Company. The waggon is fitted with side and bottom doors, Attocks 46A axleboxes and brakes at both sides. The waggon has no end sills (i.e., the floor is cut back and the end sheeting sits directly on the headstock).

In November 1910 a further 20 identical waggons were ordered, numbered 191-210, and these were delivered new as follows:

10 to Mitchell Main Colliery, Barnsley, Yorkshire, to load on account of T. Hardy, Stalybridge.
5 to Houghton Main Colliery, Little Houghton, near Barnsley, Yorkshire.
5 to Hickleton Main Colliery, Thurnscoe, near Rotheram, Yorkshire, both to load on account of J. Mitchell, Mossley, Lancashire.

Dimensions

Length over headstocks
15 feet 0 inches
Width over body
7 feet 6 inches
Plank side widths
Four at 7 inches and one at 9 inches
Plank end widths
Five at 7 inches and one at 9 inches
Wheelbase
9 feet 0 inches

Livery
Good red body, black ironwork, white letters, black shading.

The earlier coal waggon, No. 142, belonging to the Denton Colliery Company.