Offering for sale a perfect example of a Wrenn “L.M.S” 4 wheeled Utility Van running numbers M527071, Wrenn model reference number W5085 This model was introduced by Wrenn in 1986 through to 1989. This example is the LAST PERIOD 4 production model. Extremely RARE find with only 543 were reported to have been made in total.
These Utility Vans were based on the ex-Hornby Dublo (1970) versions. The tooling was subsequently bought by Mordvale in 2001.
In essence GWR introduced a new design of rolling stock in 1939 that they branded the Fruit D Van. BR built batches until 1958 which were both in the original GWR number series and in number series with their own coaches. The branding ‘Utility Van (Passenger) indicated their suitability to work in passenger trains. Their flexibility allowed these vans to be used for seasonal transportation of goods amongst other freight!