Wrenn W5001 Blue Spot Fish Van “Ross E87231” Rolling Stock



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Offering for sale a superb example of a Wrenn “Ross” 4 Wheeled 12T Spot Fish Van model reference number W5001.

This model was introduced by Wrenn in 1973 and production continued for a period of twenty years until 1992. The Van is finished in white with blue logo, running number is E87231,. The This item is complete with original box, inner yellow sleeve and packaging.

The first 15 ft wheelbase fish vans produced by BR were 600 built in 1949/50 These were followed by another 500 built in 1954/5 which were essentially the same except they had a low vacuum pipe rather than the vertical vacuum pipe of the first examples. The vans appear to have been built with plain roofs, but a few have had rain strips fitted.

The increase in wheelbase from the 12 ft of earlier LNER fish vans to 15 ft was to allow them to travel at higher speeds. The vans themselves were not much longer than the 12 ft vans, leading to a very distinctive “wheel in each corner” appearance.

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