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Code/s: MTA/MTV
Description: 2-axle Ballast Spoil Wagon (MTA) or 2-axle Sand Wagon (MTV)
Dates: 1975 to 1990 (MTV), 1998-current (MTA)
Numbers: B390000-390149 (MTV), 395001-395241 plus 395251-395405 range (MTA)
Build Notes:
Numbers Builder Dates Design Notes
B390000-390149 Standard Wagon, Heywood 1974-1975 1/193, later MT001? Lot 3859. Rebodied tank wagons
395001-395012 ? 1998 MT002A-D Renumbered ZKA 'Doorand' wagons
395013-395234 RFS Doncaster 1999-2000 MT003A-MT004D Rebodied TTA tank wagons
395235-395241 ? 2000 MT006A/MT007A/MT008A Rebodied ZRA tank wagons
395251-395405 EWS, Margam 2007 MT009A-G Renumbered MKA/ZKA 'Limpet' wagons. Not all numbers used

Comments: Both of these types featured low open bodies mounted on former tank wagon underframes. The MTVs were designed for sand (although officially classfied as Ironstone tipplers) but also saw use carrying aggregates. All were withdrawn by 1990 and transferred to the civil engineers fleet as ZKV Zanders. The MTA design appeared in 1998 and many were converted from former private owner aggregate box wagons that had been built on tank wagon underframes in the 1980s. Others used tank wagons made redundant by the withdrawal of Shell from rail freight.

Quantities:
Date Qty
1986 150 MTV
1989 74 MTV
1990 46 MTV
1999 213 MTA
2008 373 MTA

AARKNDS:
AARKND Notes
MTA-A  
MTA-B  
MTV-S Tippler, Ironstone (?) (ex PO tank underframe)

Design codes:
  Qty at
Design AARKND Notes 1994 1999 2008
MT001? MTV-S B390000-390149 0 0 0
MT002A MTA-A 395002-395004. Ex ZK012E 0 12 3
MT002B MTA-A 395005-395009. Ex ZK012F 0 0 4
MT002C MTA-A 395010-395012. Ex ZK012D 0 0 3
MT002D MTA-A 395001. Ex ZK013A 0 0 1
MT003A MTA-A 395140/395141. Ex TT002T 0 0 2
MT003B MTA-A 395139. Ex TT002U 0 0 1
MT003C MTA-A 395024~395233. Ex TT088K/L/Z 0 1 65
MT003D MTA-A 395013~395234. Ex TT088N/Y, TT091N, TT096F 0 0 40
MT003E MTA-A 395037~395224. Ex TT088Z 0 0 21
MT003F MTA-A Not used? 0 0 0
MT003G MTA-A 395014~395232. Ex TT088M 0 59 41
MT003H MTA-A 395034/054/120. Ex TT029Q 0 0 3
MT003J MTA-A 395097/098/208/230. Ex TT034G/H 0 0 4
MT003K MTA-A 395102. Ex TT034J 0 0 1
MT003L MTA-A 395215. Ex TT034K 0 0 1
MT003M MTA-A 395088/204/207. Ex TT059G 0 0 3
MT003N MTA-A 395089/202/223. Ex TT060D 0 0 3
MT003P MTA-A 395042. Ex TT088X 0 0 1
MT003Q MTA-A Not used? 0 0 0
MT003R MTA-A 395103/222/226. Ex TT091J 0 0 3
MT003S MTA-A 395109/114/135/144. Ex TT091E/K 0 0 4
MT003T MTA-A 395143/206. Ex TT091L 0 0 2
MT003U MTA-A 395100/101/210. Ex TT091Q 0 0 3
MT003V MTA-A 395047~395221. Ex TT091T/U/V 0 0 6
MT003W MTA-A 395105~395145. Ex TT096E 0 0 6
MT003X MTA-A 395142. Ex TT091B 0 0 1
MT003Y MTA-A 395106/111/112/138. Ex TT091E 0 0 4
MT003Z MTA-A 395081. Ex TT088M 0 0 1
MT004A MTA-A 395038/040/041. Ex TT??? 0 0 3
MT004B MTA-A 395083. Ex TT058D 0 0 1
MT004C MTA-A 395036. Ex TT??? 0 0 1
MT006A MTA-A 395235/237/238/240/241. Ex ZRA (ZR239A) 0 0 5
MT007A MTA-A 395239. Ex ZRA (ZR240A) 0 0 1
MT008A MTA-A 395236. Ex ZRA (ZR241A) 0 0 1
MT009A MTA-A 395320~395402. Ex MK001A 0 0 39
MT009B MTA-B 395264~395372. Ex MK??? 0 0 27
MT009C MTA-A 395257~395405. Ex MK001C 0 0 18
MT009D MTA-A 395251~395404. Ex MK??? 0 0 23
MT009E MTA-A 395330-395344. Ex MK001E 0 0 14
MT009F MTA-A 395304~395314. Ex MK002B 0 0 7
MT009G MTA-A 395296~395306. Ex MK??? 0 0 6

Links: Profile of MTA Ballast/Spoil Wagons



Page added: 29/05/2008 Spotted an error? Got some additional info?
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Last edited: 29/05/2008