The final samples of Cavalex BBA Steel carrying wagons were delivered just in time for the Chiltern show last weekend.
Built between 1973 and 1981, the BBA was a slightly longer version of the earlier BAA steel wagon but with a reduced 75-tonne capacity. The heavily constructed long steel carrier was designed to carry ingots, slabs, long lengths of steel, steel coil, and billets.
Between 1994 and 1995 over 250 BBA wagons were modified with the removal of the ends and floor and the fitting of coil boxes and recoded BLA. This was for steel strip coil traffic in south Wales for Dee Marsh, Llanwern, Trostre, and Ebbw Vale.
For more details of this project, visit the website: www.cavalexmodels.com