Accurascale ACC2051 Southern Railway D1479 Banana Vans 1936-1941 Triple Pack 3 Stone Livery Small Red Lettering OO
Pack of three Southern Railway diagram D1479 insulated banana vans in pre-1936 white livery with red lettering. Wagon numbers 50886 50899 & 50865.
Detailed models of the second design of insulated banana vans built by the Southern Railway for banana traffic from Southampton docks. This design was based on the Southerns' standard box van with the distinctive Lynes triple-arc roof, but equipped with added insulation and tightly sealing plug doors needed to maintain the correct temperature for transporting fruit to market.
Following the docking of a refrigerated banana ship several block trains of these banana vans would have been dispatched from Southampton to the major fruit markets across Britain. These banana trains were equipped with vacuum train brakes throughout, so ran at express goods speeds, up to 60mph.