ZBA class Bogie Brake vans

The BA class horseboxes seem to have had a relatively uneventful life until the end of the large-scale use of horses after the Second World War.

In 1952 numbers BA1000-1002, 1004 and 1005 were converted to ZBA class brake vans numbered 435-439. BA1003 was not selected for conversion for some reason and was written off in 1954.

ZBA436 and 439 had modified versions of their old plate frame bogies whereas the rest all got the ZJ type.

Their subsequent history is as follows:

Photo The late Keith Douglas

Number

Horsebox

To traffic

Electric Light

Written off

ZBA435

BA1000

June 1952

November 1954

July 1973

ZBA436

BA1001

October 1952

August 1955

June 1970

ZBA437

BA1002

September 1952

March 1956

June 1971

ZBA438

BA1004

September 1952

February 1956

April 1973

ZBA439

BA1005

October 1952

December 1955

November 1977

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