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BR 94200 General Utility Van

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}}86105 94200 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 service==
General Utility Van (GUV) 94157 94200 was originally numbered 86523 M86207 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 Rolling stock in the 86nnn range was renumbered 95360 during under TOPS in the 1980s, possibly to prevent confusion by clerical staff with numbers issued to Class 86 diesel locomotives, and M86207 became M93207 in December 1983.<ref>[[Bibliography#Other References|Longworth (2013)]] p.220. </ref> A rebuild for use as a containerised mail van resulted in a further renumbering as 95360 in January 1993,<ref>[[Bibliography#Other References|Longworth (2013)]] p.237.</ref> later renumbered 94200in September 1994.<ref>[[Bibliography#Other References|Longworth (2013)]] p.232. </ref> 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.<ref>Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey</ref>
==94200 in preservation==
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