SR Travelling Post Office Vans

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: 1936Order number: 879Diagram: 3191Total: 1
Sorting Van

Used on the Waterloo-Dorchester (Weymouth from 1966) TPO.

NumberWithdrawnDisposal
49191973Dispatched from Micheldever to A. King & Sons, Wymondham, Norfolk 19/11/73.

Built: 1939Order number: 1043Diagram: 3192Total: 3
Sorting Vans

Used on the Waterloo-Dorchester (Weymouth from 1966) TPO. In 1974 transferred to the Victoria-Dover TPO.

NumberWithdrawnDisposal
49201977Dispatched 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.
49211977A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 12/77.
49221977A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 12/77. Then acquired for preservation at the Bluebell Railway arriving 11/5/78.

Built: 1939Order number: 999Diagram: 3196Total: 4
Stowage Van

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.

NumberWithdrawnDisposal
49571969Dispatched from Stonebridge Park Carriage Sidings, Willesden, London 6/11/69 to Bird Group, Long Marston, Worecestershire.
49581977Preserved at Mid Hants Railway, arrived 6/9/77. Moved to Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway.
49591977A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 12/77.
49601977A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 12/77.

Last updated: 9th October 2019