Are these RHDHs or more NHDHs, please?
If they are RHDHs by whom and where are theybuilt, please?
RHDH, built in China by CSR.
If you have seen a NHDH rake running around with new wagons in it have a closer look, the new wagons are RHDH's, should be 8 towards the front and 8 towards the rear of one of the current rakes.
I now gather that the RHDHs off the 'Minervagracht' are, in fact, NHDHs built by CNR in Dalian but coupled in pairs rather than fours like the real NHDHs.
I thought that National Rail already had some RHDHs which would have been inherited by PN and which I thought would have been different. Do we now have two different RHDHs or has my memory finally failed completely?
The ex BHP(AI&S) hoppers were class RHDF, not RHDH, if that is what you were thinking of...
All of the wagons coupled in pairs in the PN Hunter Valley fleet are ex National Rail, classes RHCH, RHFH and RHHH.
It is logical to substitute an R prefix for N on wagons coupled in pairs since this would quickly identify the cars as being coupled in pairs rather than groups of four, seven or eight.
I apologise for suggesting that the NHDH were from CSR. It is the NHGH wagons that are from CSR.
The NHDH wagons are effectively two pairs together given the arrangement of the brake gear, so the RHDH are in fact just half of an NHDH set. I haven't been able to read the plate on an RHDH set but Dalian is quite likely.