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GWR Toad 'A' brake van 17410
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hunter_i



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackson_p wrote:
Extract from SVRLive [published 06 January 2018, 21:04hrs].
http://www.svrlive.com/toad-17410

Toad 17410 left Bewdley Down yard this morning on its way to mechanical workshops for repairs that hopefully, because the brake linkage has already been "bushed and pinned", will just consist of tyre turning to remove flats, fitting of the refurbished vacuum brake cylinder on its new trunnions, new brake blocks and final adjustment. The first stage of its journey was short, it went as far as Platform 3, where it joined an impressive line-up of brake vans stored for the winter.


On some railways placing vans in a back road is sometimes referred to by shunters as putting them down the hole. Hence we now have four toads in a hole.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hunter_i wrote:
jackson_p wrote:
Extract from SVRLive [published 06 January 2018, 21:04hrs].
http://www.svrlive.com/toad-17410

Toad 17410 left Bewdley Down yard this morning on its way to mechanical workshops for repairs that hopefully, because the brake linkage has already been "bushed and pinned", will just consist of tyre turning to remove flats, fitting of the refurbished vacuum brake cylinder on its new trunnions, new brake blocks and final adjustment. The first stage of its journey was short, it went as far as Platform 3, where it joined an impressive line-up of brake vans stored for the winter.


On some railways placing vans in a back road is sometimes referred to by shunters as putting them down the hole. Hence we now have four toads in a hole.
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jackson_p



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Extract from the public domain side of SVRLive [published 02 July 2018].
https://www.svrlive.com/toad-17410

July 2nd 2018 - Operational

Thanks to all involved in the restoration; craftsmen, sponsors, donors and general dogs bodies, 17410 entered traffic at the Goods Gala as south end brake van of the unfitted goods train hauled by 2857 where it seems to have performed as expected. On 13th June it worked Bewdley to Kidderminster and return with under restoration GWR carriage 5043, which required turning on the turntable. A few days later, in company with a few other wagons it moved to Highley for use in connection with "1940's Weekend". Hopefully it'll emerge unscathed from beneath the camouflage netting and resume its duties within the SVR fleet, as a fitted brake van.

Guards may be intrigued to see, opposite their luxuriously upholstered seat and in pink lettering, the vehicle number "17410" and "CARDIFF". This is an accurate copy, expertly done, of lettering found there during restoration. Was this its first allocation?

This forum thread is a snapshot extract from the main SVRLive site and is not necessarily updated to reflect change. Always refer back to and check the main web site to confirm details are still correct.
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