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BR 94200 General Utility Van

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}}86105 is a BR 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 [[:Category:Non Passenger Carrying Coaching Stock (NPCCS)|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.<ref name=SVR>SVR Stock Book 9th Edition</ref>
==94200 in preservation and service==General Utility Van (GUV) 94200 (94157 was originally numbered 86207) was 86523 when built by Pressed Steel in 1958. It subsequently gained a TOPS classification of NJV, indicating that it was vacuum braked but fitted for electrical train heating.  It was renumbered 95360 during the 1980s, possibly to prevent confusion by clerical staff with numbers issued to Class 86 diesel locomotives. A rebuild for use as a containerised mail van resulted in a further renumbering as 94200. This configuration included roller shutter doors, steel floors and plated over windows; the TOPS code NKA also indicating fitting with air brakes only.<ref name=SVR155>SVR News 155</ref> It is equipped with commonwealth bogies. It was bought with <ref>Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey</ref>  ==94200 in preservation==94200 and [[BR 94157 General Utility Van | 94157]] (earlier 86523) ]] were declared surplus to keep parts secure for requirements by EWS Railways at Old Oak Common in 2006. They were delivered to Kidderminster on 13 March 2006, having been acquired by [[SR 34027 Taw Valley]]owner Phil Swallow to keep parts secure during the locomotive’s overhaul.<ref>Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey<name=SVR155/ref>  The carriage has received a repaint into maroon livery since the March 2015 photograph below.
BR_94200_20150307.jpg|94200 in 2015
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