British Railways Special Cattle Van, 1951

Made:
1951 in Lancing carriage works
railway company:
British Railways
BR Cattle Van (SCV) (Show Cattle Van) No B893343 - 1988. British Railways Special Cattle Van. British Railways Special Cattle Van. British Railways Special Cattle Van

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BR Cattle Van (SCV) (Show Cattle Van) No B893343 - 1988.
Science Museum Group Collection
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British Railways Special Cattle Van.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

British Railways Special Cattle Van.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

British Railways Special Cattle Van
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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.

Details

Category:
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Object Number:
1988-7012
Materials:
metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
length over buffers: 8966 mm,
width: 2590 mm
weight: 8128kg
type:
railway wagon
taxonomy:
  • vehicles and vehicle components
  • vehicle
  • rolling stock
credit:
British Rail, Historical Relics