Shepherd Neame – Ventilated Van N



Limited edition van commissioned by The Hobby Shop (Faversham) and made by Peco in 2015. Shepherd Neame is the oldest brewery in Britain, established in 1698 in Faversham, Kent. Founded by the Marsh family it passed into the hands of Samuel Shepherd in 1741. Percy Beale Neame would become a partner in 1864. The brewery was at the forefront of using the developing railways to transport their ales and formed strong links via the London Dover & Chatham Railway and the South Eastern Railway. These two lines would merge to form the South Eastern & Chatham Railway in 1899. The brewery bought its first wagons in 1869, with an order of three vans from the Midland Wagon Co at a cost of £90 each. In 1872 two more vans were ordered from the Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Company bearing the same livery with circular logos and the Kent stores sites of the brewery. In 1912 the van modelled here was ordered from R. Y. Pickering of Glasgow, this time advertising the breweries London stores and without the circular logo. ERA: 2 and 3. This wagon is in excellent, like new condition with all buffers and couplings intact. Box in very good condition, still sealed.

Historical information from Private Owner Wagons of the South East by John Arkell (Lightmoor Press)

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