A pack of 5 of the Hudson V form side tipping or skip wagons.
These wagons were the primary type used by contractors and aggregate railways, making this pack of 5 an excellent way to make a 'train' for a small steam or diesel locomotive.
The wagons could be emptied quickly and easily by releasing the locking mechanism and pushing the top of the skip to over-balance it, dumping the load. Ideal for shifting earth and aggregates, even delivering ready-mixed cement!
The sand pits around Leighton Buzzard, now the home of the Leighton Buzzard narrow gauge heritage railway, operated a vast fleet of these wagons to move sand between the pits and sidings alongside the LMS mainline. Most narrow gauge railways have some of these wagons around for engineering service.