SR 1174 Parcels and Miscellaneous Van
1174 was designated by the Southern Railway as a Parcels and Miscellaneous Van or “PMV”. It was built at Ashford circa 1935-36, and was used to carry livestock, newspapers, mail and parcels. It has a narrow body profile for use on SRSouthern Railway lines with restricted gauge such as that to Hastings.
After leaving revenue-earning service it was used as a tool and mess van for point heater fitters before being moved to Cohen’s Scrap Yard at Kingsbury. It was rescued from there in July 1988.
Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey (states build date as 1936)
SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Eighth Edition (states build date as 1935)