- Panelled Version
Continuing with the
style CME Thow adopted for his Express lavatory coaches all EHO Express
Brake vans, when built, featured ornate upper body panelling with
matchboard lower body sides.
The ornate panelling
was found difficult to maintain and by the 1920s was progressively
simplified to matchboard all over. This process took some two decades to
complete as limited photographic evidence supports a panelled van still
extant after 1945.
We’d like to express
our thanks to Greg Edwards and Gary Saunders in their research work on early
NSWR colours and to the assistance Greg Edwards provided in helping us
with the early Tuscan colour scheme.