Brakevan at Wisbech Station

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PinzaC55
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Brakevan at Wisbech Station

Post by PinzaC55 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:56 am

In January 1980 I visited the site of Wisbech station on the still (just) extant ex GER March to Wisbech branch and saw this old brakevan parked on the buffers.It has a white wagon label with a red stripe on the side.Does anyone know which company made it and possibly whether it was preserved? It was very unusual to see a van without end platforms on BR in 1980 except for the LMS pattern.
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gresleybear
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Re: Brakevan at Wisbech Station

Post by gresleybear » Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:32 am

I believe this is a photo of a "Toad E" built by the LNER in the '30's. The earlier Toad B is similar, except for a wooden ducket, rather than pressed steel as seen in this photo. There is a good Parkside kit of the Toad B, as well as drawings and photos of both vehicles in Tatlow's early volume on LNER goods wagons. Hope this helps. John

PinzaC55
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Re: Brakevan at Wisbech Station

Post by PinzaC55 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:24 pm

Many thanks for that John! I am sure back then I must have looked at the axlebox covers but 29 years play havoc with my memory lol.

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