Offering for sale a superb example of a Wrenn “JAFFA Yellow Spot” 4 Wheeled Ventilated Van, Wrenn model reference number W5105. This model was introduced by Wrenn in 1991 and production continued until 1992. During this period only 124 were reported to having been made, making this a very rare item indeed.
This example of the banana van is finished in grey with green and yellow logo, yellow spot and running number B881902. The item was produced and issued in PERIOD FOUR along with its box and packaging which is complete and includes 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.