BR 95194 General Utility Van

BR 95194 General Utility Van
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BR General Utility Van 94194
Built By Pressed Steel
Status Static use
Number W95194
Livery Blue
Built 1958
Diagram 811
Lot 30417
Type GUV
Seats None


95154 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 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.[1]



General Utility Van (GUV) 95194 (originally numbered 86192) was built by Pressed Steel in 1958 as Lot 30417 to Diagram 811. It entered service in the Western Region as W86192 in December 1958, becoming E86192 in the Eastern Region by 1972.[2] Original TOPS classification code NKV indicated a 100 mph GUV (BRUTE).

Rolling stock in the 86nnn range was renumbered under TOPS in the 1980s, possibly to prevent confusion by clerical staff with numbers issued to Class 86 diesel locomotives, and E86192 became E93192 in April 1983.[3] It became 95194 in January 1993, the BR2 bogies being replaced by Commonwealth bogies at that time. The new TOPS classification code NO also indicated the installation of ETH.[4]


It was acquired by the Diesel Traction Group in 2000 and arrived on the SVR circa April 2012.[5]

See also


  1. SVR Stock Book 9th Edition
  2. Longworth (2013) p.202.
  3. Longworth (2013) p.220.
  4. Longworth (2013) p.236.
  5. Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey