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Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust

Hunsbury Hill Road, Camp Hill, Northampton NN4 9UW. Tel: 01604 702 031

14 Oct 2017
Submitted by Carl Hinton

Break van 950061


Our project is brake-van number 950061; at this time we have no knowledge of it's history, make or model. The roof is in serious need of repair, the paint work is shabby, and the brakes although safe for use are in need of adjustment. In particular state of disrepair is some rotten woodwork that will need replacing with new and an electrical system that must have been added sometime after the original build. A wasps nest found in the roof needs removal.

It was decided to start work almost immediately, with a good coating of cuprinol to be applied to the bare wooden surfaces - this to minimize additional damage that could be caused over the coming winter months whilst work is carried out. We have a wish to restore the unit to it's original colour scheme, so an investigation is to be made into the history of the vehicle and investigation into it's manufacturer.