A highly detailed model of the small GWR Canons Marsh Bristol shunters trucks used to provide a place for the shunter to ride safely around goods yards, coupled to the shunting engine. The box and flat floor of the wagon provided storage space for tools and spares, including shunters poles, brake sticks, train tail lamps and spare couplings.
The Bachmann model has been designed to recreate several different designs of shunters trucks as the differences were mainly in detail design. Three versions have been displayed in Bachmanns' display cases covering designs with round turned type handrail knobs, straight angle-iron grab iron brackets and inward-angled angle-iron brackets.
This wagon is painted in the GWR goods grey livery lettered for use at the Bristol Canons Marsh depot. This busy location in the centre of Bristol, behind the cathedral and alongside the city docks, was one of the major goods terminals in Bristol. A very large goods shed was provided for interchange with road transport and a large yard used to sort wagons with traffic to and from ships in the docks. Several shunters trucks were allocated here.
Era 3 1923-1947
MRP £16.95you save £7.95
Available from shops: Bristol: 3, Cardiff: 1, Coventry: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #93444)