Standard BR 20t Brake Van No B951805 at the Northampton and Lamport Railway


Standard BR 20t Brake Van No. B951805

This standard BR 20t Brake Van B951805 was built in 1952 by BR at Faverdale Works, Darlington.

For many years the goods brake van was a common sight almost everywhere in the UK, bringing up the rear of freight trains. BR built over 5000 vans but the widespread adoption of continuous braking (particularly air brakes) saw their numbers slashed and a mere handful survived into the 21st century.