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BR Shark Brake Van DB993778


The shark prowling in the Up Yard

Photo:
Andrew Bratton - The shark prowling in the Up Yard


Shark vans are used to spread ballast dropped on the track by catfish and dogfish hopper wagons, hence the metal fins underneath and name. With our catfish and dogfish wagons, we can now make up a complete permanent way train. DB993778 arrived at Quainton in February 2000 from British Railway Barry.


Origin :- British Rail Date Built :- 1962 Number :- DB993778
Diagram :- 1/597 Lot :- 3394    
Type :- 20 tons Builder :- British Rail - Ashford Wheelbase :-
Owner :- QRS Status :- Operational Location :- Down Yard
Accession No. :- W/0116 Arrival Date :- 2000    

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