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BR 25 ton Low Machine Wagon "Lowmac MS" DB904696
Above: Lowmac DB904696 as delivered to Caverswall Road [photograph by Jon Beardmore]
is a British Railways Low Machine Wagon, designed primarily to carry large
road vehicles, both civilian and military. The low floor and small wheels
allow relatively large items to be carried within the British loading gauge.
The ramps at each end mean that wheeled or tracked vehicles can be easily
driven on and off. The design of this wagon owes a great deal to designs
built in the 1940s by the GWR and LNER. The code for these vehicles was
"Lowmac", to distinguish them from the more traditional machine truck with
a higher well, coded "Hymac". The latter fell out of use by the 1950s but
the Lowmac design has proved remarkably versatile, with several of 50-odd
years vintage still in use on mainline railway maintenance today.
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