Offering for sale a BRAND NEW now VERY REAR COMMODITY boxed example of a Hornby Model Railways BR Green BOGIE Passenger Brake running number S 217 S, model reference number R4536B.
This form of van/carriage was used by many railway companies each depicting there own livery. Brake van and guard’s van are terms used mainly in the UK, Australia and India for a railway vehicle equipped with a hand brake which can be applied by the guard. A passenger brake van originally served the same purpose as a goods brake van.
But, when continuous brakes became standard on passenger trains, its use changed. The hand brake is still fitted, but is for emergency use, and for when the train is parked without a locomotive present. The vehicle also provides a compartment for the guard, a luggage compartment, and sometimes passenger accommodation, as well.