Covered Carriage Truck

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British Rail Covered Carriage Truck
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CCT No. 94286 preserved on the Great Central Railway
In service 1959–mid-1960s
Manufacturer BR Doncaster Works,
BR Earlestown Works
Family name British Railways Mark 1
Constructed 1959-1961
Number built 827
Fleet numbers 94100–94922, 96200–96203
Capacity 10 tonnes (9.8 long tons; 11.0 short tons)
Operator(s) British Rail
Specifications
Car length 37 ft 0 in (11.28 m)[1]
Width 8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)
Height 12 ft 6 in (3.81 m)
Maximum speed 70 mph (113 km/h)
Weight 17 tonnes (16.7 long tons; 18.7 short tons)
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)

Covered Carriage Truck was a type of railway van with end doors used for moving motor cars or parcel traffic. Four wheeled CCT were banned from Motorail services in the mid-1960s.[2] These vans were designed to be used for carrying motor cars in Motorail but the tight clearances inside the body of the van and closing/opening of the end doors took a lot of time and effort from staff. The vans were replaced by General Utility Vans (GUV) and car flats.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railways CCT No.94181
  2. ^ a b Railway Freight Operations - Non Passenger Coaching Stock - Private Carriages and Motor Cars