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Wagon tarpaulins

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David Holman


Wagon tarpaulins in Britain usually had the company name and some sort of identifying marks on them, to ensure they got sent back to their owners and probably for accounting purposes too.

 Was this also the case in Ireland? If so, did markings change from pre-grouping, through GSR and CIE?

 Needless to say, have some open wagons I'd like to cover.


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Hi David

As far as I can tell yes I have seen a pictures of a wagon or two with Irish brewery names on them.

So I assume the railways did the same otherwise their respective workshops, would be for ever be making fresh tarps instead of repairing and replacing as needed.

Railway tarps tend to migrate all over the place and the respective railways like to get them back.

Sometimes it takes a while.

regards John

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