Guards vans

F678 was built at the Addington Workshops in Christchurch in 1955 and is a 30' steel clad guards van. It was orginally sub-leased from Feilding and Districts Steam Rail Society via the Rail Heritage Trust who own the van. 678  arrived at Silver Stream Railway in October 2013 and has been used on our passenger trains on operating days since. In 2018 exchanged the lease of the van directly with the RHT, gifting carriage A2001 to FDSRS as part of the exchange.

Type:
Guards Van
Status:
In Service

F139 was built at the East Town workshops in Wanganui in 1891 and is a 30ft Clerestory roof guards van. Of 13 similar vans built, 139 is now the sole survivor. The body of a similar van (that has a longer clerestory section) survives at MOTAT in Auckland.

Type:
Guards Van
Status:
Under Overhaul