British Railways Special Cattle Van, 1951

1951 in Lancing carriage works
railway company:
British Railways

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BR Cattle Van (SCV) (Show Cattle Van) No B893343 - 1988.
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Cattle Van, railway wagon, No. 3733 8 ton Special Cattle Van, British Railways (Southern Region), built Lancing Works 1951. (Built to diagram number 3141, construction span 1930-1951, number built 60). Length over buffers: 29' 5"; weight: 8 tons.

By the time this van was built in 1951, railway cattle traffic in Britain had been in decline for some time. By 1962 British Railways had reduced the number of stations which would accommodate cattle traffic, and the practice was eventually stopped.

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Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Object Number:
metal (unknown), wood (unidentified)
length over buffers: 8966 mm,
width: 2590 mm
weight: 8128kg
railway wagon
  • vehicles and vehicle components
  • vehicle
  • rolling stock
British Rail, Historical Relics

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