Hollar wagon labels, an information request

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Lord Colnago
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Hollar wagon labels, an information request

Postby Lord Colnago » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:54 pm

A very nice editor chap has asked me to review the latest products in this range. These are for Ribble Cement and Metal Box. Despite an extensive trawl through my wagon books, I could only find one photo of a wagon with a Ribble Cement label, dated 1970.

Can anyone give me an idea of the period when these labels where in use on BR freight stock and whether they were applied to wagons on specific duties or routes?

Thanks in advance

John.
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Re: Hollar wagon labels, an information request

Postby Noel » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:36 pm

A search on Google indicates that Ribble Cement was set up in the late 1930s and until the mid-1980s were 50% owned by Tunnel Cement. They mostly supplied Scotland and northern England. Tunnel themselves had plants in Essex and north Wales, so presumably Ribble was intended to cover those areas Tunnel did not operate in at that time.

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Re: Hollar wagon labels, an information request

Postby Lord Colnago » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:16 pm

Thanks for that, Noel. The "North/South divide" is quite interesting.

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