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The 1980s and 1990s saw Traction Maintenance Depots continue to receive fuel deliveries and, to a lesser extent, other fluids by rail.
However, as privatisation took hold, such traffic went into terminal decline as road transport became more cost effective.
David Ratcliffe profiles an assortment of tank wagons that could be found on depots during this period and which could easily fill a corner of a layout.
More images in Modeller’s D&E Files in the June issue of RE – on sale now!