No 10 – Guards Van

No 10 - Guards Van

No 10 – Guards Van

In past times goods trains did not have a powered brakes, so a special brake wagon was attached to the rear of the train. In this vehicle the guard rode and when whistled by the driver he applied his handbrake to help stop the train. The chassis for this van was donated to the BWLR by a friend of the railway. It arrived at BWLR towards the end of October 2005 in a rusty and dilapidated state. Its origin is unknown but it is believed to be ex MOD and very similar to our other goods stock chassis.

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