Bogie Guard's Van NVMF has heritage significance as a representative example of the principle guard’s van used on both freight and passenger trains in NSW until the late 1980s. It was one of 200 Guards vans built to this design which were used by the New South Wales Government Railways between 1951 and March 1987 in revenue traffic. These vehicles represent one of the final developments in brake van design and construction in an era when all freight trains towed a brake van at the rear of the train. The design of this van is an adaptation of the earlier timber-bodied PHG brake vans in steel construction. The vehicle also demonstrates a style of vehicle which was constructed overseas and imported in kit form for local assembly. The van is rare as it is one of a handful of such vehicles that survive.