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brake van

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(Railways) railways Brit the coach or vehicle from which the guard applies the brakes; guard's van
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HYDERABAD -- The derailment of two carriers and a brake van of Karachi bound freight train near Hyderabad Railway Station on Tuesday caused suspension of railway traffic for six hours.
The train, with 10 economy-class coaches and a brake van, will run between the cities with a total journey time of 26 hours and fare of Rs1,350.
The brake van train will be offering rides every 10 minutes or so throughout the day between 10.30am and 3.10pm, hauled by the Sentinel diesel locomotive no.
On this occasion, however, six goods trucks and a brake van which had been left secure on the main line during the operation somehow came free and started rolling down the incline towards the oncoming express.
It happened when eight runaway wagons and a brake van ploughed into a passenger train which had just pulled up at the platform at Bradley.
The locomotive of Green Line Express and the brake van of the freight train were damaged in the accident.
It includes a GWR brake van (known as a "Toad" brake van) from 1935 with sink, cupboards, steel stove and veranda/viewing area; a 1937 Fruit C Van currently used for storage and a workshop; two 12-ton ventilated vans from 1961 and 1958 that are used for storage; a fully operational Wickham pump trolley from the 1950s and a velocipede.
The unique brake van was unveiled at the Tanfield Railway, near Stanley, this weekend following the completion of the most comprehensive overhaul of its 69-year lifespan.
| Story-telling trip into the forest all the way to Parkend in Daisy the Diesel | | | Rides in Toad the brake van pulled by Thomas - Look out for Sir Topham Hatt!
One special train with 22 coaches of various classes along with a guards brake van has left Lokmanya Tilak Terminus for Igatpuri and will run as 12618 Mangala Express Special to take passengers to Ernakulam.
Details 01824 71 2704, rhylair show.co.uk 5 Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine, Llangollen rail station, Saturday, Sunday and Thursday, 10am The famous blue engine will be offering brake van rides with Sir Topham Hatt, Clarabel, Rickerty and Toad.