BR 80328 Post Office Sorting Van

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways 80328 Post Office Sorting Van
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BRBritish Rail or British Railways Post Office Sorting Van 80328
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways York
Status In service
Number M80328
Livery BRBritish Rail or British Railways Maroon
History
Built 1968
Diagram 728
Lot 30779
Type POS
TOPS code NSV
Seats None
2000 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

80328 is a BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mark 1 Post Office Sorting Van.

80328 in service and preservation

Post Office Sorting Van (POS) 80328 was built at York in 1968 to Diagram 728, Lot 30779. It was allocated to the London Midland region from entry into service in November 1969 until withdrawal in 1999.[1]

It was one of two acquired in spring 2000 from BRBritish Rail or British Railways's Old Oak Common, London. Both were acquired for use on Santa duties at Arley, taking the place of a 'SnakeGWR telegraphic code signifying a passenger brake van' and 'SiphonGWR telegraphic code signifying a milk van' which required a major overhaul.[2]

80328 is in Post Office Maroon livery, and is normally stored at Kidderminster. It was used as Santa's Grotto at Arley during December until 2018, with alternative Christmas services arrangements brought in from 2019. It is owned by SVR(H).

See also

References

  1. Longworth (2013) p.184.
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 132

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