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Tanks for the Memory

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Mind, I’m not sure I’d be too keen on drinking the contents of a shellhole, given what might be lurking under the surface.The Moseley Railway Trust has completed the restoration of a water tank wagon used in the First World War.

In the War Department Light Railways classification, this type was known as the Class H Water tank.

At Nocton, our tank wagon continued to work in the purpose for which it had been designed, the conveyance of drinking water which would otherwise have been unavailable; it was used for many years to convey drinking water to estate workers’ dwellings that were not connected to water mains.

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