BR 80222 Courier Van, formerly Brake Corridor Second 35315

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways 80222 Courier Van, formerly Brake Corridor Second 35315
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BRBritish Rail or British Railways Courier Van 80222
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Wolverton
Status In service
Number 80222
Livery Maroon
Other numbers M35315, SC35315
History
Built 1962
Diagram 181
Lot 90699
Type BSK
TOPS code AB21 / NNX
Seats None

Carriages

This coach was originally built as a Brake Corridor Second (BSK), and later rebuilt as a Courier van for BRUTEBritish Railways Utility Trolley Equipment, a wire caged trolley with a low floor developed by BR to replace existing luggage trucks and mail bag trolleys. traffic.

Service and preservation

Brake Corridor Second 35315 was built at Wolverton to Diagram 181 (AB201), Lot 30699. It entered service in the London Midland region in 1962, transferring to the Scottish region from October 1985.[1] Following conversion to a BRUTEBritish Railways Utility Trolley Equipment, a wire caged trolley with a low floor developed by BR to replace existing luggage trucks and mail bag trolleys. courier van, it re-entered service in October 1987 numbered 80222. It left BRBritish Rail or British Railways service in May 1994.[2]

80222 is owned by the Class 50 Alliance. It carries the later 80222 number and TOPSTotal Operations Processing System, an American computer system adopted by BR from the late 1960s to number and manage rolling stock. code NNX, signifying a Non-passenger carrying Courier Van with dual Vacuum / Air braking.

See also

References

  1. Longworth (2013) p.166.
  2. Longworth (2013) p.181.

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