BR 955243 Goods Brake Van
|BRBritish Rail or British Railways 955243 Goods Brake Van|
The frame and brake wheel of BRBritish Rail or British Railways Brake Van 955243
|Status||Stored (chassis only)|
|Type||4-wheel brake van|
|Brakes||vac through piped|
|1990||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
It was moved to the SVRSevern Valley Railway from the embryonic Southall Steam Centre in 1990 by owner J.J. Smith, arriving 21 December. The SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book records that it was subsequently used on gala and charter freight trains.
During 2001 955243 and fellow ToadfitTelegraphic code signifying a vacuum brake fitted brake van 953153 were both damaged by fire while stored in the Engineers’ siding at the Stourport Triangle. Damage to 955243 was the more serious, with not one piece of timber left unburned.
By 2015 only the frame and brake wheel remained as can be seen in this photograph taken at the Stourport Triangle.
- Atkins, Beard & Tourret (2013) App.4.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 141