Closed Van G.19

The last van of the series, built on the frames of brake van E.3 and thereby making it the final brake van in existence, this van was converted for use as a mobile mess room for permanent way gangs and fitted with tree-lopping platforms and windows, stored in the summer months on the siding at Ballasalla Station until withdrawn in the winter of 1989/1990 after which it was stored.  It was put on display in the railway museum from February 2014 as part of a refresh of the exhibits undertaken by the Supporters Association and mounted on an isolated plinth with Governors Saloon F.75 where it remains today in unrestored condition, although the foldable lopping platforms have been removed and the van painted in a non-prototypical mid-grey scheme.

Fleet Number:








G.19 (Frames Ex-E.3)


Isle Of Man Railway Co.,Ltd.

7’ 0”

8’ 0”

8’ 11”

14’ 6”

Railway Museum

G.19 was the last van constructed, and saw use by the permanent way department until the winter of 1989/1990 as a portable mess room fitted with tree-lopping platforms and windows.

(Photo: I.o.M.S.R.S.A.)