|Status||In service, heritage Fleet|
|Built by||FR Co.|
|Length||12 ft 6 in|
Van 7 is a four wheeled brakevan used on the Ffestiniog railway.
Although referred to as 'New Old No 1 Van' during construction this van never carried this number, and was outshopped new in 1998 as Van 7 in the new Brake Van series. It is a replica of the old Van 1 (originally Van 6) which had a balcony at each end, as does the replica, unlike the current Van 6 which has only one balcony. It does incorporate some metal parts from the original - three brackets on the balcony ends, one door latch mechanism (also used as a pattern for the second) - though unfortunately not the balcony rails which are on other vehicles.
- Ffestiniog Railway Magazine, Issue 162, page(s): 233