Among the latest additions to the Chasewater Railway Museum Collection:
Horseshoe-shaped wagon plate
The latest wagon plate to be put on display in ChasewaterRailwayMuseum is an example of one of the horseshoe-shaped variety of the Thomas Burnett & Co. Ltd., Doncaster. The horseshoe shape was chosen by Burnett’s to reflect the importance of their base in Doncaster to the British horse racing scene.
It is approximately 8″ tall by 8″ at its widest
Burnett’s were a well respected firm of wagon repairers with several repair depots.
In 1951 the Company merged into Wagon Repairs Ltd. and the name ‘Burnett’ vanished.