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This is ETRA tank wagon 23 85 739 0 500-3P at Dover on 25th July 1993.  It was ETRA fleet number 941.
  
 
 
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ETRA tank wagon 23 85 739 0 500-3P photographed from the data panel end.  This wagon was built by Josef Meyer in 1955, works number 749.
 
The information on the data panels of these wagons varied slightly, some carrying the designation of the wagon's home depot in French and others in German.  The information on the above wagon's data panel was:
23 RIV 85 SBB-CFF 739 0 500 3P
Gare d'Attache Basel SBB
ETRA SA Zurich. CH-8027 Zurich. Telex CH-615 568. 
  
 
 
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Swiss registered ETRA tank wagon 23 85 739 0 512-8P at Dover on 25th July 1993.  It was ETRA fleet number 900.
  
 
 
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A different view of ETRA tank wagon 23 85 739 0 512-8-3P.  This wagon was built by Josef Meyer in 1956, works number 897.  As with the previous wagon, this one was marked Gare d'Attache Basel SBB. 
  
         
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This is ETRA tank wagon 23 85 739 0 522-7P at Dover on 25th July 1993.  Its ETRA fleet number is unknown.
  
 
 
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ETRA tank wagon 23 85 739 0 522-7P photographed from the other end.  This wagon was built by Josef Meyer in 1956, works number 785.  As with the previous two wagons, this one was marked Gare d'Attache Basel SBB.
 

     
  The company ETRA Eisenbahn-Transportmittel AG was first registered on 14th August 1953.
 
As Switzerland is a multi-lingual country the company also had names in French and Italian.  
The company's name in French was ETRA Société de Moyens de Transport ferroviaire SA, and in Italian it was ETRA Società di Mezzi di Trasporto ferroviario SA.

On 10th July 2006 the company was merged into VTG Schweiz AG.
 
     
   
 
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ETRA tank wagon 23 85 739 0 531-8P at Dover on 28th November 1993.  It was ETRA fleet number 907.
This photograph was taken in a confined space between vehicles and the cobbles indicate that this part of the yard was previously the site of the Southern Railway's Dover steam locomotive depot. This had been one of the pit roads.
   
         
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Swiss registered ETRA tank wagon 23 85 739 0 540-9P at Dover on 25th July 1993.  It was ETRA fleet number 928.
  
 
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ETRA tank wagon 23 85 739 0 540-9P photographed from the data panel end.  This wagon was built by Josef Meyer in 1956, works number 844.  The data panel on this wagon reads:
23 RIV 85 SBB-CFF 739 0 540 9P
Heimatbahnhof Basel SBB
ETRA AG Zurich. CH-8027 Zurich. Telex CH-615 568. 
  
 
 
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The final ETRA tank wagon featured on this page is 23 85 739 0 543-3P, seen here at Dover on 25th July 1993.  It was ETRA fleet number 938.
 
 
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Another view of this ETRA tank wagon.  It was built by Josef Meyer in 1956, works number 854.  The data panel reads:
23 RIV 85 SBB-CFF 739 0 543-3P
Heimatbahnhof Basel SBB
ETRA AG Zurich. CH-8027 Zurich. Telex CH-615 568. 
 

     
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