BR 95194 General Utility Van

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways 95194 General Utility Van
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BRBritish Rail or British Railways General Utility Van 94194
Built By Pressed Steel
Status Static use
Number W95194
Livery Blue
History
Built 1958
Diagram 811
Lot 30417
Type GUV
Seats None

Carriages

95154 is a BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mark 1 General Utility Van. These vehicles were built for use on express passenger services as well as parcels and freight trains, and were classed as Non Passenger Carrying Coaching Stock. The side doors allowed loading of containerised mail and parcels and newspapers. The GUVs were 'through piped' for use on steam heated services, although they were not themselves steam heated.[1]

Service

General Utility Van (GUVGeneral Utility Van, formerly used to transport mail and parcels) 95194 (originally numbered 86192) was built by Pressed Steel in 1958 as Lot 30417 to Diagram 811. It entered service in the Western Region as W86192 in December 1958, becoming E86192 in the Eastern Region by 1972.[2] Original TOPSTotal Operations Processing System, an American computer system adopted by BR from the late 1960s to number and manage rolling stock. classification code NKV indicated a 100 mph GUVGeneral Utility Van, formerly used to transport mail and parcels (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.).

Rolling stock in the 86nnn range was renumbered under TOPSTotal Operations Processing System, an American computer system adopted by BR from the late 1960s to number and manage rolling stock. in the 1980s, possibly to prevent confusion by clerical staff with numbers issued to Class 86 diesel locomotives, and E86192 became E93192 in April 1983.[3] It became 95194 in January 1993, the BR2 bogies being replaced by Commonwealth bogies at that time. The new TOPSTotal Operations Processing System, an American computer system adopted by BR from the late 1960s to number and manage rolling stock. classification code NO also indicated the installation of ETH.[4]

Preservation

It was acquired by the Diesel Traction Group in 2000 and arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society circa April 2012.[5]

See also

References

  1. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book 9th Edition
  2. Longworth (2013) p.202.
  3. Longworth (2013) p.220.
  4. Longworth (2013) p.236.
  5. Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey

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