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British Railways Mk.1 Courier Coach (BSK conversion) No.NNX80221

Mk.1 Brake Second Class Corridor coach No.80221 (35328)
In Bo'ness station bay platform, 5 June 2007. Photo SRPS.

Acquired 1994. Used as Station staff mess. BR blue/grey livery.
Built 1962, BR Wolverton. Diagram 181.
Courier conversion, roller shutter door on one side, other side now plated over.

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. This coach was originally BSK No.35328. 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.

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

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

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