CV passenger train brakevans

CV 5 photographed in 1978.

photo courtesy Kent Smiley

Number in Class 7
Number group 1 - 7
Construction period 1898 - 1906
In service 1910 - early 80's
Where built Newport WS
DIAGRAM
Modeling
Built as DV class (1898 - 1906) they were recoded to CV in 1910.

Unbelievably these turn of the century vans were still in high speed passenger service in the late 70's/early 80's

It appears that CV's 1 and 2 were built with the eleptical roof style as shown in the pic below, other CV's had celestory roofs.

CV 1 and 2 were unique for a guards van in having a clean roofline, guards observation being done from the side "duckets" 1977.
BELOW: CV 1, April 1981, Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan


ABOVE: CV 3 at Spencer St 1977
Photo courtesy Kent Smiley

BELOW: CV 3 at Spencer St, April 1981
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan



CV 7, August 1984
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

Most likely a builders photo of DV 2, circa 1900

official VR photo

page last updated Fri, Jul 24, 2009