Offering for sale a lovely example of a Wrenn Southern Region Brown 4 Wheeled Ventilated Van, Wrenn model reference number W5033. This model was introduced by Wrenn in 1970 and production continued up to 1981. The S R Brown ventilated van was then re-introduced by Wrenn Cheshunt after the acquisition of Wrenn from Dapol commonly referred to as P6. This item is an original P3 Wrenn Basildon version.
There were a number of colour variation made of this example. This model is finished in dark brown with a contrasting roof, white logo and running number 41596.The item is complete with original box, 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.