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Discussion in 'Railwayana' started by Francis, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Francis

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    Hello,
    I have two of these wagons.Could any one give me any basic info on what year / decade they were produced ? I intend to fix one up.If any one could identify the limited amount of sign writing I could get it replaced. Many thanks.
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    Hello,
    Your link does not work or what ever you asking for us to see.

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    Thanks Nick,I think ive fixed it.
     
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    They look suspiciously like LMS 10 ton 4 wheelers......
     
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    Thankyou I will look that up.
     
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    Do the VCT know you've got them?....

    The more I look they do look like LMS Vans - and a mate & I discovered a very similar grounded body in the New Forest that they didn't know existed!
     
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    Thanks,what is the VCT?
    Found it.vintage carriage trust?
     
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    One of the pictures shows the TOPS code VVV, and another has a tare weight in kg, both of which suggest they were still in use as late as the mid 1970s. I remember seeing many similar van bodies taken away for use by farmers while the chassis and wheels were cut for scrap.
     
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    It also carries the repair code "5 80/6003", which means it was in traffic after May 1980. It's a BR Standard 12ton, vacuum brake fitted, ventilated van, thus the TOPS code VVV.
    Probably built sometime in the early/mid 1950s. Hundreds, if not thousands, of these and similar pre-nationalisation van bodies were sold, mainly for use as farm sheds. When I farmed in Suffolk in the 1970s/80s a Mr Loades, from Beccles, was selling them for £50 to 60 each! They made excellent pig or calf shelters and judging by the condition of the floor, this one may have had that use.
     
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    Thanks to every one for the info.
     

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