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BNCR & NCC Wagon numberplates

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Going back to the earlier days of the Belfast & Northern Counties Railway, a standard format of wagon numberplate was used. The GSWR has theirs too.

The BNCR one would end up being copied by the MRNCC, then the LMSNCC, these being retained in many cases by the UTA. As late as the early 1980s, NIR retained the old York Road steam crane, and a match truck for this still had one.

The following will be of use to modellers of anything NCC.

The GSWR design would also be maintained by the GSR, CIE and IE. Examples may still be seen today.

A few lineside trespass signs too: a few of these would liven many a platform end. The GSWR often had them at the end of platform ramps.

The DWWR style of wagon plate with square corners was perpetuated by the DSER.

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LMS 2493 was one of 100 built for the NCC, by the LMS, to replace vans destroyed in the Blitz. 

Here is number 2489 from the same batch. Note the LMS plate above the L/H wheel.

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I was about to say that I was unaware what that was on. Senior did not note what it was on.

As a matter of curiosity, Dhu Varren, where did you get the info from?

It was rare for them to put just “LMS” let alone that type of standard LMS plate on anything, bar the “Jeeps”! Normally the rectangular LMSNCC was used.

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I discovered a drawing in a book, the name of which I can't recall, but I think it was a book of LMS goods vehicle drawings. I do have a copy of the drawing which was 13/3447 to diagram D2074 lot number 1326, running numbers 2401 - 2500. The vans were actually built by the LNER, which could explain the LMS plates, as the parent company, the LMS, probably ordered the vans on behalf of the NCC.   

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Correct that wagon was built by the LNER for LMS NCC during WW2 to replace wagons lost during the Belfast Blitz. That photo is from a book on Goods wagons in colour by Robert Hendry.

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