SR Travelling Post Office Vans
SR Post Office Sorting Van 4921 pictured at Clapham Junction on 6th August 1971 when in use on the Waterloo- Weymouth TPO Kieth Gunner
SR Post Office Stowage Van 4958 pictured at Clapham Junction on 7th August 1969 when in use on the Waterloo- Weymouth TPO Kieth Gunner
Eight Traveling Post Office Vans were built by the Southern Railway in the late 1930's with the majority remaining in use until 1977.
|Built: 1936||Order number: 879||Diagram: 3191||Total: 1|
Used on the Waterloo-Dorchester (Weymouth from 1966) TPO.
|4919||1973||Dispatched from Micheldever to A. King & Sons, Wymondham, Norfolk 19/11/73.|
|Built: 1939||Order number: 1043||Diagram: 3192||Total: 3|
Used on the Waterloo-Dorchester (Weymouth from 1966) TPO. In 1974 transferred to the Victoria-Dover TPO.
|4920||1977||Dispatched from Norwood Yard 23/8/77 to the National Railway Museum, York, then to Nene Valley Railway on loan arriving in 1979. Ownership subsequently transferred to Nene Valley Railway.|
|4921||1977||A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 12/77.|
|4922||1977||A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 12/77. Then acquired for preservation at the Bluebell Railway arriving 11/5/78.|
|Built: 1939||Order number: 999||Diagram: 3196||Total: 4|
4957 originally used on London Bridge-Dover TPO and 4958, 4959 & 4960 used on Waterloo-Dorchester (Weymouth from 1966 TPO). 4957 was transferred to the Waterloo-Dorchester TPO in 1960 and to the London Midland Region in 1962. In 1974 4958, 4959 & 4960 transferred to the Victoria-Dover TPO.
|4957||1969||Dispatched from Stonebridge Park Carriage Sidings, Willesden, London 6/11/69 to Bird Group, Long Marston, Worecestershire.|
|4958||1977||Preserved at Mid Hants Railway, arrived 6/9/77. Moved to Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway.|
|4959||1977||A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 12/77.|
|4960||1977||A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 12/77.|
Last updated: 9th October 2019