|TMS Type/No:||UC 191||Purpose:||Tank Wagon|
|Distributed Load:||Tare:||8000 kg|
|Notes:||Built for Vaccum Oil Co. (NI)|
|Wagon Text:||CAP 23000 LT, 70 kph, Max Gross 44000 kg|
UC191 was born as UC805 in 1924 in a batch of 13 other UC’s. They originally came with one of three bogies 3181, X25467 or X25340 and had 8″x4-1/2″ plain bearings. UC wagons were swapped to X25830 bogies between 1967-69 and then converted to ‘B’ package roller bearings from around 1980.
UC191 is 7 years older than Wab794. It is fitted with a petrol generator and electric water pump. A bespoke controller starts and stops the generator and pump when water is needed in the Wab’s tanks. The Wab has a sister controller that commands the UC to pump water when required.
It also has an electric water tank gauge in the Wab and UC. A set of red lights flash on the water tank when the tank is about to overflow during filling.
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