Rectangular stainless steel plate with a small hole in each corner and a maroon painted label on the front with the lettering and wagon logo bare steel.
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Manufacturer's Plate
Ipswich Railway Workshops
Wx150 x H80 x D1 mm
Stainless steel Paint (surface coating)
QR (logo superimposed on silhoutte of a hopper wagon) / Quality through Knowledge and Skill / MANUFACTURED BY / Ipswich Railway Workshop
History and use
A stainless steel wagon builder's plate which were affixed to new rolling stock manufactured at Ipswich Railway Workshops.
Following the end of steam locomotive maintenance in 1969 and the phasing out of wooden rolling stock, producing steel wagons became a main focus at the Ipswich Railway Workshops into the 1990s.