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You might have noticed this yellow ‘private owners’ wagon behind the Ruston loco I posted on Tuesday. Ellis and Everard was a local quarrying company in the mid 1800’s which expanded into the supply of Coal and Coke before also expanding to take in several builders merchants in the 20th. century. After several mergers etc. over the years they are now in the ownership of the Dutch group Vopak.

 

Mountsorrel Heritage Centre 5/5

You might have noticed this yellow ‘private owners’ wagon behind the Ruston loco I posted on Tuesday. Ellis and Everard was a local quarrying company in the mid 1800’s which expanded into the supply of Coal and Coke before also expanding to take in several builders merchants in the 20th. century. After several mergers etc. over the years they are now in the ownership of the Dutch group Vopak.

 

comments (13)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 13 Jul 2018, 01:32
Joli jaune éclatant.
Brian Walbey: Being that colour it would be seen from a long way away.
You certainly wouldn't miss it!
Brian Walbey: Dazzling isn't it.
I love that bright yellow!
Brian Walbey: Being that colour it would be seen from a long way away.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 13 Jul 2018, 06:43
This is simple but effective
Brian Walbey: Being that colour it would be seen from a long way away.
So, why would the Dutch have ownership now, I wonder???? So many questions, so little time! But I love the yellow, Brian. It reminds me of those red Radio Flyer wagons with the railed sides. smile
Brian Walbey: Being that colour it would be seen from a long way away. It often surprises me when I read of one of our biggest companies being owned by somebody else who in turn is owned by somebody else and so it goes on up the pyramid, that is what happened with the company I worked for most of my working life, still at least I'm getting a quite good pension from them at least.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Jul 2018, 06:58
That is a very bright yellow Brian.
Brian Walbey: Being that colour it would be seen from a long way away.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 13 Jul 2018, 07:26
I love the wagon and the history, Brian. I googled VOPAK, and it is even "Royal". https://www.vopak.com/
Documents show that round 1616 the company was started. (not with the name Vopak, strange that the company name was then "Blauwhoed" (Blue hat) the logo shows a "red hat"......
Brian Walbey: I actually abbreviated the history here quite a bit because there was quite a few more changes of ownership between my notes and Vopak, my comment to Ginnie more or less sums this sort of thing up where businesses are concerned these days.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Jul 2018, 09:03
A flashy picture with this wagon as subject.
Brian Walbey: Being that colour it would be seen from a long way away.
I remember Ellis and Everard
Brian Walbey: A very well know firm in my part of the country when I grew up (East Anglia) and of course where I live now.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jul 2018, 17:53
Private owner wagons such as these were once a very common sight on our railways. I expect that the very first load of granite soon took the shine off that paint job!
Brian Walbey: I remember seeing lots of private owner wagons in the yard at royston where I grew up. A lot of them were there for the coal wharves to one side of the area.
i like this brightly painted wood and steel quarry rail car Brian... well framed....petersmile
Brian Walbey: This is how they used to look when I was a lad Peter.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 13 Jul 2018, 19:09
excellent angle to show off the beautiful paint job, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush.
Is there a British company left in this country?
Brian Walbey: I sometimes wonder, one can be reading about a well known company and then suddenly the article says they are owned by somebody else who in turn is also owned by somebody else and so it goes on. I worked for 25 years with ARC Aggregates who were taken over by Hanson in 1990 as part of that major conglomerate, now that in turn has been taken over by Heidelberg Cement, Lord Hanson must be turning in his grave!

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