When did the S&T branding appear on BR departmental wagons?

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  1. Jim Freight

    Jim Freight Full Member

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    Can anyone here advise me please.

    When did the S&T branding appear on BR departmental wagons?

    Cannot seem to find any reference on the web but it looks as though it fits my era i.e. BR steam - green diesel. :scratchchin:

    Thanks, Jim
     
  2. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Certainly such marked stock was around in the 1960's, particularly with ex bogie coaching stock converted fpr use as either electrification overhead installers vehicles or mess and riding vans and cable carriers. The modernization period of electrification involved the S & T to focus on relay and cabinet wiring along with "dressing" posts with multiple aspect colour light heads on big jobs involving other departments. Smaller jobs had S&T gangs operating as mobile teams using road vehicles, also large instals such as gantry brackets and the such structures would have been undertaken by the Civil Engineers Dept meaning the S&T took responsibility for testings and commissioning. In the olden days of the post LMS peeriod equipment wagons would have used such as Boplate or Borail trolleys to carry large mechanical installations to site and these vehicles would have been marked as DCE stock.
     
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    Thanks :thumbs:
     

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