BR 80328 Post Office Sorting Van

BR 80328 Post Office Sorting Van
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BR Post Office Sorting Van 80328
Built By BR York
Status In service
Number M80328
Livery BR Maroon
Built 1968
Diagram 728
Lot 30779
Type POS
Seats None
2000 Arrived on SVR


80328 is a BR 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 BR's Old Oak Common, London. Both were acquired for use on Santa duties at Arley, taking the place of a 'Snake' and 'Siphon' 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


  1. Longworth (2013) p.184.
  2. SVR News 132