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GWR Brake Van No. 68766

GWR Brake Van No. 68766 in Up Yard

Robert Frise - GWR Brake Van No. 68766 in Up Yard

This is an example of a standard GWR brake van, code named Toad. Very similar to No. 68642, this van spent all its working life based at Oxley sidings, before transfer to Didcot for use by Permanent Way Engineers on ballast and works trains. It was withdrawn from British Rail service in August 1977, and subsequently purchased from Swindon in October 1977 by a QRS member, arriving at Quainton in December that year. It is now restored to GWR livery.

Origin :- GWR Date Built :- July 1939 Number :- 68766
Diagram :- AA.20 Lot :- 1277
Type :- 20 ton Builder :- GWR Swindon Wheelbase :- 16' 0"
Owner :- QRS Member Status :- Operational Location :- Up Yard
Accession No.: N/A Arrival Date :- 1977    

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