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Swanage Railway

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Swanage Railway
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  • 041421

    20 November 2008 - okotokspaul

    Wagon to the right looks a bit like 042466 (ex York) ??

  • 041421

    20 November 2008 - Ben Williams

    I think you are probably right!

  • 041421

    21 November 2008 - Martin Allen

    The lack of end vents suggests that it is a former meat or banana van. The bright highlights on the axle also suggest that parts of the roof and floor as missing. It will almost certainly be a unique asset when it is restored!

  • 041421

    21 November 2008 - Bernard Smith

    I have this as ex B872042 - Insulated Meat Van, 10 Ton, No vents, "Insul Meat" Built at Wolverton in 1952 under lot 2321, diagram 1/251.

  • 041421

    11 December 2008 - Phil Hetherington


    It's an insulated meat van.

    There is a ventelated meat van (4 vents each end) preserved too (see 083315).

    Banana vans seem to be rather more common; they seem to have a blank section of metal where the vent would normally be, rather than corrugations right across; there are also two different styles of banana van end but the difference is quite subtle. The NRM have one, there is also one at the Lavender Line and maybe others.

  • 041421

    8 February 2011 - Bill Trite

    To the right is indeed 042466, ex-York. Can anyone confirm that the latter's earlier number was 49208? If not, does anyone know what it was?