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Mk 1 Brake Second Class Corridor coach No.NNX80218

Mk 1 Brake Second Class Corridor coach No.80218

Acquired 1994. Operational. Green livery, in use by civil engineers.
Built 1958, BR Wolverton. Courier conversion. Diagram 181.

Courier Vans are used for high security mail and parcels traffic, accompanied en route. A number of Brake Second Corridor (BSK) coaches were converted for the purpose. Rebuilding retained the lavatory, and the adjacent compartment, for the use of the courier. The windows of the second compartment were plated over, and the third compartment was completely removed and a roller shutter door fitted in the bodyside at that point. Before rebuilding, this coach was BSK 35197.

The first Courier Van conversion was carried out at Cardiff Cathays in October 1986.

K. Parkin, British Railways Mark 1 Coaches, Penryn 1991.

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