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GWR Brake Van No. 68642

Toad Brake van in Down Yard siding

Robert Frise - Toad Brake van in Down Yard siding

Very similar to No. 68766, this 27ft 0in brake van was based at Taunton in its final days on British Rail. The van was sold to the Oxford Ironstone Company, becoming their No. 3. They used it at Banbury until 1970 when it was purchased by a QRS member, arriving at Quainton on 23rd September 1970. This is an early example of a standard GWR brake van, code named Toad.

There is More Than One Way to Skin a Toad or Where I Sling my Hammock - by Tony Lyster - Quainton News No. 72 - March 1993

Origin :- GWR Date Built :- 1924 Number :- 68642
Diagram :- AA.15 Lot :- 910
Type :- 20 ton Builder :- GWR Swindon Wheelbase :- 16' 0"
Owner :- QRS Member Status :- Operational Location :- Down Yard
Accession No.: N/A Arrival Date :- 1970    

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