At a glance:
|Builder:||Ulster Transport Authority (Duncrue Street Works)|
|Final company:||Northern Ireland Railways|
|Arrived at DCDR:||1985|
When Courtaulds closed its private sidings in 1967, the wagons naturally passed into the UTA’s hands, though the UTA quickly gave way to NIR the following year. With internal goods traffic having ceased in Northern Ireland in 1965, the wagons were employed in permanent way use throughout the 70s and 80s.
Our own C32 was last used around 1975, when it was left inside the goods shed at Lisburn station and forgot about for a decade! Though it wasn’t the first vehicle DCDR purchased, this unassuming little wagon was the first to arrive on our site, in 1985. Throughout the years at DCDR it has seen use in the Permanent Way team and in demonstration goods trains, though for now it is in storage in need of a complete overhaul.