Water gin/wagon No. OCAMT 43997
Current status: Built in 1994, refurbished in 2020 – Mainline Operational
Capacity: 23,600 Litres
Weight: (Tare) 17.2t. (Gross) 44.0t.
An old fuel tanker that SDSR inherited from BP many years ago has been transformed into a new water tanker to travel behind our steam loco.
Complete with load carrying deck at either end, fire fighting hose and yes, even a kitchen sink for crews to wash up after on-the-road servicing.
Our previous water ‘Gin’ was suffering after many years of service.
But the primary reason for change is that the new tanker has greater capacity, plus better suspension, brakes and wheel bearings.