Petrol Tank Wagon, BP Motor Spirit

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Petrol Tank Wagon, BP Motor Spirit

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Arch Three , Area 33
Hornby Series (display)
Shelf 2

Hornby Motor Spirit Tank Wagon "BP", private owner rolling stock, 1927-30. A cream tank wagon with gold transfers and a bold red line underlining the BP name.


Hornby’s range of petrol tank wagons started in 1922 with Shell tankers. Gradually, they expanded to have 13 different oil and petrol companies represented over the range’s prewar life. Shell and BP’s amalgamation led to an entirely redesigned model with both logos in 1936.

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Hornby series BP Motor Spirit Petrol Tank Wagon, catalogue image from the 1927 Hornby Book of Trains


Graebe, Chris & Julie. The Hornby Companion Series Vol 5 : The Hornby Gauge 0 System, 2nd Ed. 2000.