Offering for sale an alternative example of a Wrenn 4 Wheeled BR Blue Intercity Express parcels van running number E87003 “Red Star” model reference number W5087. This model was introduced by Wrenn in 1987 and production continued until 1992.
The blue parcel van is finished with a red logo and white running and lettering.The item is complete with original PERIOD FOUR LONG BOX, inner yellow sleeve and packaging. We are of the opinion this example remains UNRUN!! Avery RARE find especially in a seldom found long box!!
The parcels van is a type of rail vehicle built by British Rail and its predecessors, which was primarily used for transporting 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. The Parcels van came in various styles and sizes. Most of the real vans (50ft) were built at Wolverton in the late 1930’s and virtually all had been scrapped by 1968!