CW passenger train brakevans

Number in Class 20
Number group 1 - 20
Construction period 1913 - 1935
In service 1913- early 80's
Where built Newport WS
Built alongside the W class cars (AW, BW, ABW) they were in general passenger guards van service all their lives although by the late 70's they rarely were seen on longer distance trains.
Most had their wood sides replaced by sheet steel.
Numbers 1 - 15 had celestory roofs, numbers 16 - 20 had plain curved roofs.

CW 1 photographed at Spencer Street in 1978.

CW 5 photo date: April 1984
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

CW 10 photo date: August 1984
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

CW 15 photo date: Feb. 1982
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

CW 18 at Spencer Street, 1977, showing the plain curved roof style

CW 19 photo date: Oct. 1976
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

CW 20 photo date: Aug 1979
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan

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