Offering for sale an alternative example of a Wrenn “BR” 4 Wheeled Guards Van model reference number W5099. This model was introduced by Wrenn in 1989 and production continued until the factory’s closure in 1992. During this period 263 were reported to have been made.
The van is finished in brown with NO logo and running number B950231. The item is complete with original box, inner yellow sleeve and packaging. Wrenn also produced alternative models too during the same period primary difference colourway and running numbers.
All freight trains used to have a Goods Brake / Guard Van at the rear in which the Guard rode. His duties varied according to the type and itinerary of the train. Many goods trains contained wagons without automatic (vacuum) brakes or a through brake pipe. The guard had to be familiar with the geography of the route and to be prepared to apply the handbrake on long descending gradients to assist the locomotive with braking; hence the need for such a heavy vehicle at the rear.
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NOTE THIS IS A NEW OLD STOCK ITEM PART OF A RETAILERS OWN COLLECTION BOUGHT TO THE MARKET BY CONNOISSEUR WRENN