Graham Farish 377-767 BR COVHOP Covered Hopper Wagon British Industrial Sand N
A detailed model of the BR standard design covered hopper (covhop) wagons built in the 1960s and serving until the mid-80s.
Covered hopper wagons are used for a range of dry granulated or powder products which require weather protection, with the hopper permiting rapid discharge of the load. Covered hoppers were used for powered chemicals (eg washing powder), crushed ores (eg alumina), granulated sugar and high-grade sand for glass making.
This bauxite liveried hopper is lettered for British Industrial Sand (BIS) and advertising Rockware glass. These wagons were still in use in the early 1980s being dedicated to carrying sand for glass manufacture.
Era 7 1971-1982