SX5692 : Railway Horse-Box

taken 15 years ago, near to Meldon, Devon, Great Britain

Railway Horse-Box
Railway Horse-Box
Formerly this Horse-Box, seen on a low loader arriving at Meldon Quarry, was used to carry racehorses by rail to various racetracks around the country.
The vehicle was equipped to carry three horses, a groom, fodder and racing tack.
There was a small compartment for the groom, with a bed and adjacent toilet.
Once it became necessary to carry horses by road transport, some of these short wheelbased(34ft) vehicles were converted for other purposes. The example seen here was converted to a Generator Van and its use here is to provide power to a Dining Train Kitchen Car on the Dartmoor Railway.
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Date Taken
June 2003   (more nearby)
Saturday, 27 December, 2008
Railways > Railway vehicle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 566 924 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.8213N 4:1.9010W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 564 925
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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