LMSR/BR Traveling Post Office Vans


  
   LMSR Post Office Sorting Van 30281 pictured at Wolverton Works awaiting disposal on 11th January 1976. Its final use had been on the Western Region.   Kieth Gunner
Between 1937 and 1957 forty-one Travelling Post Office Vans were built to LMSR Period III design. All are listed here. The majority of these continued to see service until the mid 1970s when the final ones were replaced with BR designed examples.

c1971 30275, 30276, 30290 and 30291 were transferred to the Southern Region for use on the London Bridge - Dover TPO replacing GWR design TPOs. This use only lasted a couple of years, being displaced by SR design TPOs in 1973.


TypeLotDiagramBuiltNumberWithdrawnDisposal
POS10521970193730223xxxxDespatched from Leighton Buzzard to Bird Group, Long Marston, Worcestershire 15/8/69.
POS10521970193730224xxxxDespatched from Leighton Buzzard to G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire 08/10/69.
POS123820431939302251972/73Despatched from Red Bank Carriage Sidings, Manchester c12/73. Preserved by Derby Museum. Initially stored at Derby Corporation Sidings (upside opposite St. Mary's Yard). Moved to Midland Railway-Butterley.
POS105917921937302491969G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire c5/70
POS105917921937302501973T. W. Ward, Inverkeithing, Fife p12/73
POS105917921937302511972/73Despatched from Red Bank Carriage Sidings, Manchester to T. W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield 21/10/73
POS150721671949302691976/77Despatched from Red Bank Carriage Sidings, Manchester to Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire 17/2/78.
POS150721671949302701976/77Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire c11/77.
POS155921671950302711976/77Despatched from Red Bank Carriage Sidings, Manchester to Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire 17/2/78.
POS155921671950302721973Preserved by the National Railway Museum, York 1974. Initially stored at Pullman Car Works, Preston Park, Brighton. Moved to National Railway Museum, York in 1977, then to Birmingham Railway Museum / Tyseley Locomotive Works, Birmingham 1984, then to Nene Valley Railway arriving 9/8/96.(Has been listed as part of the National Collection but not now - no accession number for the collection is known.)
POS155921671950302731976/77Despatched from Red Bank Carriage Sidings, Manchester to Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire 17/2/78.
POS156021671950302741976/77Despatched from Willesden to T. W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield 26/7/77.
POT156121721950302751972/73Despatched from Wolverton Works to T. W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield 23/5/74.
POT160321721950302761972/73Despatched from Micheldever to A. King & Sons, Wymondham, Norfolk
POS160421401950302771976/77Despatched from Red Bank Carriage Sidings, Manchester to Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire 17/2/78.
POS160421401950302781976/77Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire c11/77.
POT160521761950302791976/77Despatched from Red Bank Carriage Sidings, Manchester to Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire 17/2/78. Bogies removed and body moved to a Leicester cobbling firm along with 30305. Body returned to Berry, Leicester c1/1990 and scrapped.
POT129720521940302801972/73Despatched to Slag Reduction Company, Parkgate, Rotherham, South Yorkshire 24/10/74.
POS160621751950302811974/75Despatched to Bird Group, Long Marston, Worcestershire 11/2/76.
POT143320521946302821972/73Despatched to Slag Reduction Company, Parkgate, Rotherham, South Yorkshire 24/10/74.
POS119717921939302891973T. W. Ward, Inverkeithing, Fife p12/73.
POS119717921939302901973Despatched from Micheldever to A. King & Sons, Wymondham, Norfolk p12/73
POS119717921939302911973Despatched from Micheldever to A. King & Sons, Wymondham, Norfolk p12/73
POS144321751947302921972/73Despatched to Slag Reduction Company, Parkgate, Rotherham, South Yorkshire 24/10/74.
POS144321751947302931972/73Despatched to Slag Reduction Company, Parkgate, Rotherham, South Yorkshire 24/10/74.
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POS148821401948302951976/77Despatched from Wolverton Works to T. W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire 17/3/78.
POS148821401948302961976/77Despatched from Wolverton Works to T. W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire 17/3/78.
POS161921671950302971976/77Despatched from Willesden to T. W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire 27/7/77.
POS161921671950302981976/77Despatched from Willesden to T. W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire 26/7/77.
POS161921671950302991976/77Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire c11/77.
POS162021851954303001976/77Despatched from Lincoln to Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire 17/1/78.
POS16202185195430301xxxxDespatched from Chaddesden Yard, Derby to A. Loom, Spondon, Derby 10/4/70.
POS162021851954303021976/77Despatched from Lincoln to Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire 17/1/78.
POS167321881954303031976/77Despatched from Willesden to T. W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire 27/7/77.
POT167121871954303051976/77Despatched from Red Bank Carriage Sidings, Manchester to Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire 17/2/78. Bogies removed and body moved to a Leicester cobbling firm along with 30279. Body returned to Berry, Leicester c1/1990 and scrapped
POT167221721954303061976/77Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire arrived 11/11/77.
POS167421911954303071976/77Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire arrived 11/11/77.
POS167421911954303081976/77Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbvshire arrived 11/11/77.
POS168921931957303091976/77Despatched from Northampton (Nene? sidings) to A. King & Sons, Snailwell c06/02/80.
POS168921931957303101976/77Despatched from Northampton (Nene? sidings) to A. King & Sons, Snailwell c06/02/80.

Last updated: 27th January 2019