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.
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.