Offering for sale a perfect example of a Wrenn “BR Grey” 4 wheeled Fruit Van running numbers B517112, Wrenn model reference number W5108. This model was introduced by Wrenn in their last two years of trading at Basildon between 1991-1992. During this period only 75 were reported to have been made.
These utility vans were based on the ex-Hornby Dublo (1968) versions. Originally constructed as a general utility van for British Railways by the Pressed Steel Company Ltd. The General Utility Van (GUV) is a type of rail vehicle built to primarily transport mail and parcels. They were used by both Express Parcels Systems, the British Post Office and Railtrack.
National Rail and some train operating companies still use them today. Their alternative uses included the carriage of motor cars for which folding end doors and flat topped buffers were fitted. This enabled end loading and cars to be driven from one van into an adjacent similar one. Internally road vehicle floor anchorage points and folding parcel shelves were fitted, they could also be used as newspaper vans.
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NOTE THIS IS A NEW OLD STOCK ITEM PART OF A RETAILERS OWN COLLECTION BOUGHT TO THE MARKET BY CONNOISSEUR WRENN