Offering for sale a superb example of a Wrenn N E Railways Ventilated Banana Van running no.159611. This 12T 4 Wheeled Ventilated Van, Wrenn model reference number W5022 was introduced by Wrenn in 1974 and production continued for a short period until 1976. There were an number of different colour variations made. This example of the N E wagon is finished in pale grey with a contrasting roof, white logo and running number 159611.
The item was produced in PERIOD THREE 1973-80. Offered complete with original box, inner yellow sleeve and packaging.
Despite their name, they were also used for vegetable traffic and could be used for general merchandise traffic. Hence why Bisto and Dunlop to name but two transported their goods this way. Vans have been used on the railways since the late 1800’s primarily to transport live stock. With its decline due to abattoirs in the early 20th century, GWR converted these cattle wagons to transport alternative goods.
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