LNER/BR Passenger Brake Vans (Six-wheel)

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The bodies of two LNER BZ survived for many years at the Great Central Railway but both have now been scrapped. Pictured is the body of 70668 when located at Rothley,   Ivor Bufton


Eighty of these vans were built.

Built: 1950Order number: 1284Diagram: 358Total: 80
706471976/77Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
706481976/77G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire
706491976/77Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
706511976/77G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire
706531976/77G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire. Chassis scrapped. Body moved to Great Central Railway for preservation, scrapped c2007. It has been quoted that the body that was at the Great Central Railway was that of 70652 rather than this. This is possible. The clue lies with the initially disposal of 70652 and 70688. Can anyone give further information regarding this?
706541977/78Preserved at Great Central Railway
706551976/77G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire
706561976/77Bird Group, Long Marston, Worcestyershire
706571976/77G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire
706581978/79Bird Group, Long Marston, Worcestershire
706591978/79Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
706611976/77Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire
706621976/77G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire
706631976/77Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire
706641974/75Broken up on site at Andover mid 1974
706651978/79Bird Group, Long Marston, Worcestershire
706661976/77G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire
706671972Disposed of at/from Doncaster Works
706681976/77Chassis scrapped. Body only preserved at Great Central Railway, scrapped 2005
706691972Damaged at Clapham Junction 4/72, Disposed of at/from Doncaster Works.
706701978/79Woodham Brothers, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
706711976/77Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire
706721970Disposed of at/from Doncaster Works
706741967Disposed of from Southern Region
706761976/77A. King, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire
706771976/77Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire
706781976/77T. W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
706791976/77Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire
706801978/79A. King, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire
706811976/77T. W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
706831976/77G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire
706841976/77G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire. The body was sold by George Cohen Sons & Company to The North London Society of Model Engineers and after wheels, batteries and running gear had been removed at Cransley was to be transporeted to their Colney Heath site. However the body sufferred fire damage whilst at Cransley and the sale was cancelled.
706871974/75Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, arrived 3/76, then to Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway, body broken up, chassis remains.
706881976/77Chassis scrapped. Body used as a store at Hexthorpe Yard, Doncaster but subsequently scrapped.
706891978/79Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire
706901969Disposed of at/from Doncaster Works
706921976/77Preserved at Mid Hants Railway, arrived 9/12/78, then to Mangapps Farm Railway Museum, body broken up, chassis used for GER 76
706941976/77A. King, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire
706951976/77G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire
706961978/79Bird Group, Long Marston, Worcestershire
706981976/77G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire
706991976/77Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire
707001978/79Bird Group, Long Marston, Worcestershire
707011974/75Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
707021976/77Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire
707031970Disposed of at/from Priory Sidings, Kingston-upon-Hull
707041976/77G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire
707081970Disposed of at/from Doncaster Works
707091976/77T. W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
707111970Disposed of at/from Doncaster Works
707121976/77G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire
707161976/77A. King, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire
707191976/77After withdrawal stored at Whittlesea from where it was purchased by The North London Society of Model Engineers. It was moved to St. Neots where the wheels, batteries and running gear were removed, the body was then transported to their Park Corner, Colney Heath, Hertfordshire site where it has remained ever since.
707201976/77G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire
707211976/77Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
707221976/77Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
707231976/77Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
707241976/77Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
707251972/73Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
707261976/77A. King, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire