BOC tankers

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 2nd December 2011 by Liam Physick

Here we see two oxygen tankers belonging to The BOC Group (until 1975, the British Oxygen Company and now part of The Linde Group), while an electric multiple unit passes by in the background. A familiar sight on British Rail in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, their purpose was to deliver oxygen to steelworks when the on-site oxygen-making apparatus was being repaired or maintained, under an arrangement between BOC and British Steel. They were leased to BOC by the BRT, and formed part of the first company-based trains in the world to carry liquefied oxygen and nitrogen at low temperatures

BOC tankers

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