Cannock & Rugeley Colliery Brake Van No. 2

This brakevan was Cannock and Rugelely Colliery No. 2 and later had been used at Granville Colliery, Donnington, Telford, before coming to TSR. It is privately owned and during its early time here had much work carried out including boards, planks and buffer replacement to enable it to be used for engineering use. In 2014 a decision was made to carry out extensive rebuilding of this vehicle including a new roof and some supports, new side planking, veranda rebuild, floor replacement and repairs to a main chassis rail. When returned to service the van will be available for works and demonstration freight trains. It will be painted in a Granville Colliery livery, although it is now known that whilst operating there it was in plain grey. Any information about its history is very welcome.

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