New Flasks From Davis

Yesterday afternoon a photograph in the October issue of the Railway Magazine really caught my attention.

The photo was taken on August 27, and shows 10 newly build nukiller waste wagons being moved from the manufactures to the DRS depot at Crewe.

The waste flask manufacturer is W.H.Davis & Son, which is based at Langwith Junction, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

The company is described by Companies House as being a Private Limited Company, which manufactures railway locomotives and rolling stock.

The company website states that:-

‘ Recent contracts have included well wagons fitted with double bogies for the safe movement of nuclear product. ’

You can also see a photo of a 180 tonne GLW double-bogied nuclear flask carrier.

This is very obviously a company which we should be taking more interest in over the next few years.