H Le Neve Foster was one of the directors of the Whitehaven Basic Lime Company, operating from the Whitehaven quarry in the Oswestry district. Why the directors name was placed at the top of the side is unknown, though it is possible the wagon was financed by Mr Foster personally. The Whitehaven company later merged into the Steetley lime company.
Lime Van Specifications
- Diecast Chassis
- Compensation beam for smooth running
- Injection moulded body and detail parts
- Sprung metal buffers
- Sprung couplings
- Externally braced
- Diecast open spoke wheels with blackened steel tyres.
- Wheels suitable for fine standard track
- Expertly applied livery
- 7 plank body
- Corrugated roof
- Brake gear on both sides