LNER Travelling Post Office Vans


A small number of LNER Gresley and Thompson era Travelling Post Office Vans survived into the 1970's. All those built to the same or similar design to these are included here although many had actually been condemned before publication of the 1972 'The Coaching Stock of British Railways' book.

Built: 1937Order number: 787Diagram: 164Total: 3
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NumberWithdrawnDisposal
70293pre1972Originally 2440.
702941972/73Originally 2441. Preserved at Bulmers Railway Centre, Hereford. Moved to East Anglian Railway Museum, then to Great Central Railway 1981.
70295pre1972Originally 2442.

Built: 1936Order number: 723Diagram: 164Total: 2
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70296pre1972Originally 4202.
702971945Originally 4203. Body destroyed by enemay action at Wood Green in 1945. Chassis used for replacement (see below).

Built: 1946Order number: 1185Diagram: 164Total: 1
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702971972/73Replacement body on original underframe. Original body destroyed by enemy action at Wood Green in 1945 (see above).

Built: 1937Order number: 787Diagram: 164Total: 3
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70298pre1972xxxx
70299pre1972xxxx

Built: 1933Order number: 481Diagram: 163Total: 4
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70300pre1972Originally 2151
703011971Originally 2152
70302pre1972Originally 2153. Steelbreaking and Dismantling Company, Tapton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
70303pre1972Originally 2154

Built: 1946Order number: 1188Diagram: 342Total: 1
Stowage Van

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70640pre1972xxxx

Built: 1949Order number: 1245Diagram: 356Total: 1
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706411974/75xxxx

Built: 1949Order number: 1266Diagram: 356Total: 5
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70642pre1972xxxx
706431974/75xxxx
706441972/73xxxx
706451972/73Slag Reduction Company, Parkgate, Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
706461972/73xxxx

Last updated: 27th January 2019