Millions of people have had their tastebuds tickled by the taste of Arnott’s Biscuits, but how did those famous bickies get to the shops?

The answer, for many years, was by rail.  ABV (Arnott’s Biscuits’ Van) 7604 is in The New South Wales Rail Transport Museum’s display hall at Thirlmere.

Arnott’s was a valued customer of the New South Wales Government Railways for many years and the railways actually constructed these ABV vans specifically for the company’s produce.  These were significant as they were the last four-wheeled rolling stock built by the NSWGR.

Arnott’s and the NSWGR enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship, beginning when both were newly established.

(Ben Summers, Old Sydney Album)

Drop in to our museum to see our “Tea & Bickies” display, featuring Arnott’s and Bushells.


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