Offering for sale a superb example of a Wrenn “Tropical Fruit Yellow Spot” 4 Wheeled Ventilated Van, Wrenn model reference number W5063. This model was introduced by Wrenn in 1980 and production continued until 1984. Another example was issued in period SIX by G & R WRENN from 2002 until 2008.
This example of the banana van is finished in grey with green and yellow logo and running number M40. 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.