Van 58

From Festipedia, hosted by the FR Heritage Group
9th March 2008, photo: Kim Winter

Built by R. Hudson Ltd., Leeds, and rebuilt FR Co. at Boston Lodge in 1983 for use as a Breakdown Van from wooden van body ex R.N.A.D. Ernesettle.

Noted end of 1983 as Van No 999 and available for service. By August 1984 it had been fitted out and piped.

1988 saw it transferred to the Civil Engineering Dept for use as a mess van. By 2000 repairs were needed and these were carried out by the Buildings, P. & G. & Electrical Department. (The report of this erroneously quotes number as 57 (there are two other vehicles already called Wagon 57, see Open Bogie Flat Waggons and 2-Ton Slate Waggons (Braked - Un-Ratcheted)) These repairs were completed and the body was repainted by the Hartwell family in the Permanent Way/Civil Engineers colours of grey and yellow. Used as a mobile workshop and stores van by the Permanent Way Department.

Sold Dec 2014 to the Moseley Railway Trust and removed to Apedale.

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