Chipmans Weedkilling Train

Chipmans trains were based at Horsham. The Company had been involved with Weedkilling trains in the 1960’s and possibly earlier. Please make contact if you know of any references or photographs from that era.  Carriages from this era are presumed to have been numbered CWT1 – CWT6, the only known details are below.  

NumberOriginUseComments
CWT1GNR Milk Van (bogied) 3013 – 4151Spray CoachPreserved 1967
CWT2
CWT3
CWT4NER 6-whl ?
CWT5
CWT6

By the mid 1970’s  former SR Maunsel & Bulleid design carriages were being used in the trains.  Further details will be added in due course but for now a few photographs are included of trains in the 1970’s along with a list of the carriages.

The gentlemen in the centre of this group is John Chamberlain who was then Chief Engineer of Chipman Chemical Company. The picture was taken at Cricklewood on 1st July 1965 and clearly shows the tyope of tank wagon then in use.   Michael Wild
Another view of the Chipman Chemical Company train at Cricklewood on 1st July 1965. The Spay Coach is CWT7 converted from SR Maunsell design BTK 3724 and behind it is Staff & Dormitory Coach CWT8 converted from SR Maunsell design CK 5644.   Michael Wild

A decade lafter the above photographs the Chipman Chemical Company train passes through Westbury on 26th April 1975. The Staff & Dormitory Coach CWT8 converted from SR Maunsell design CK 5644 and tank wagons are tailed by what is presumably a SR BY for use by the guard..   Trevor Davis
The Chipman Chemical Company train at Westbury on 26th April 1975. The Spray Coach CWT7 converted from SR Maunsell design BTK 3724 is prominent in this view.   Trevor Davis

Class 33 33045 leaves Victoria on 8th May 1974 with a Chipmans Weedkilling train comprising Spray Coach CC990xx and Staff & Dormitory Coach CC99010 (ex Bullied BTK 4035) David Mant
Chipmans Weedkilling Train Staff & Dormitory Coach CC99010 (converted from Bullied BTK 4035)) in a train att London Victoria on 8th May 1974 David Mant

NumbersOriginUse
CWT7 – CC99007Maunsell BTK 3724Spray Coach
CWT8 – CC99008Maunsell CK 5644Staff & Dormitory Coach
CWT9 – CC99009Maunsell BCK 6699Spray Coach
CWT10 – CC99010Bulleid BTSO 4035Staff & Dormitory Coach
CWT11 – CC99011Maunsell BCK 6697Spray Coach
CWT12 – CC99012Bulleid BTSO 4036Staff & Dormitory Coach
CWT13 – CC99013Bulleid BTK 2850Spray Coach

Last updated: 23rd May