Olivia’s Trains commissions British Oxygen TEA tankers from Heljan

THE striking British Oxygen Company TEA tankers are set to appear in ‘OO’ gauge with the news that Heljan has been commissioned to produce the wagons exclusively for Sheffield-based retailer Olivia’s Trains.

Few details have been released by either party but CAD work has been completed and approved with tooling now underway.

BOC operated a fleet of 27 cryogenic tanks during the 1970s to 1990s, these running from Widnes and Middlesbrough to a wide variety of destinations carrying either nitrogen or oxygen.

They were also a familiar sight on the Woodhead route prior to its closure and could be found in block or wagonload formations. Information on prices and a release date has yet to be issued. www.oliviastrains.com

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