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BR DB778992 Pallet Van - Palvan


DB778992 in Down Yard at Quainton

Photo:
Tim Cook - DB778992 in Down Yard at Quainton


This van was designed to carry the standard-sized pallets, with loading by forklift through large 8' 5" side doors on each side. The body sides and ends are built using plywood, with steel strengthening as required. This wagon is fitted with vacuum brakes and screw couplings. A total of 2388 vans were built to this diagram.

These short wheelbase wagons had a very short revenue service as they were found to be prone to derail at speed. They were initially restricted in speed and then withdrawn. Many went into departmental use, as did our own, which was used as a cement store. Hence the stencilling "Div. Civil Engineer use, Chesterfield" on the side. Acquired from Booths of Rotherham.


DB778992 at scrapyard awaiting movement to Quainton

Photo:
Robert Frise - DB778992 at scrapyard awaiting movement to Quainton


Origin :- British Rail Date Built :- 1959 Number :- DB778992
Diagram :- 1/211 Lot :- 3191 Tare Weight :- 12 tons
Type :- Pallet Van
(Palvan)
Builder :- British Rail Darlington Wheelbase :- 10' 0"
Owner :- QRS Status :- Restored on Display Location :- Buffer Depot Museum
Accession No.: W/0062 Arrival Date :- 1988    

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