BR 86105 General Utility Van
|BRBritish Rail or British Railways 86105 General Utility Van|
BRBritish Rail or British Railways GUVGeneral Utility Van, formerly used to transport mail and parcels 86105
|Built By||Pressed Steel|
|Livery||BRBritish Rail or British Railways Maroon|
|1992||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
BRBritish Rail or British Railways General Utility Van (GUVGeneral Utility Van, formerly used to transport mail and parcels) No 86105 was built by Pressed Steel in 1958 to Diagram 811 (NK501), Lot 30417. It initially carried the number M86105, being allocated to the Midland Region, before receiving a new number of M93105 as part of a general reorganisation of TOPS codes in December 1983. It was withdrawn from service in December 1992.
The SVRSevern Valley Railway stock book states that the Van arrived from Radyr, Wales on 12 October 1992 (this precedes the withdrawal date given in Longworth). By 1999 it had been restored to 1958 maroon passenger livery and sited in Bewdley Cattle Dock where it was put to use as a sales coach by The Erlestoke Manor Fund. It continues in in use in this role and is seen painted in unlined BRBritish Rail or British Railways Maroon livery.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book 9th Edition
- Longworth (2013) p.219.