SR 1174 Parcels and Miscellaneous Van
|SR 1174 Parcels and Miscellaneous Van|
SR Parcels Van 1174
|1988||Arrived on SVR|
1174 was built by the Southern Railway at Ashford, Kent in 1936 to Diagram 3103, Lot 824. After leaving revenue-earning service it was renumbered DS70004 and used as a Departmental tool and mess van for point-heater fitters, before being withdrawn from service and moved to Cohen’s Scrap Yard at Kingsbury. It was rescued from there in July 1988.
1174 arrived on the SVR from Kingsbury on 11 July 1988. It was used as a tool and workshop van at Kidderminster, receiving a repaint into SR Malachite green livery at the North Star Carriage Works at Kidderminster in 1997.. It received another repaint in 2004 as part of a work experience scheme; SVR News reported at the time that the wagon was owned by C&W volunteer Brian Bessey.
The main photograph above shows 1174 outside Kidderminster Carriage Shed in March 2015.
- SVR Stock Book Ninth Edition
- Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey
- SVR News 149