More than 800 of these general purpose two-axle vans were built by BR between 1959 and 1961. With folding end doors, they continued the long tradition of the Covered Carriage Truck (CCT), a type dating back to the 19th century for the movement of road carriages and cars.
However, as motor cars grew larger, they were banned from these duties in the mid-1960s, after which newspapers, mail and parcels traffic formed the bulk of their work. Many passed into departmental use from the 1970s onwards, proving useful as storage and tool vans.
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- Exterior Details
- Interior Details
- ITEM NUMBER 9407
- COACH TYPE MK1
- COACH CLASS CCT (Covered Carriage Truck)
- LIVERY BR Blue Express Parcels
- REGION All
- PURPOSE Mail/Parcels/Newspapers/Stores
- COUPLINGS 3-Link
- PAINT FINISH Weathered