Rapido Trains 927003 SR 45784 SECR Dia.1426 Covered Box Van SR Brown Large Lettering OO
In 1913 the first of these new design vans was built as a trial vehicle using the new SECR standard steel underframe designed by C&W engineer Lionel Lynes and debuting the distinctive tri-arc roof body which was to become a feature of Southern Railway covered wagons.
The Maunsell/Lynes underframe was used for the entire planned range of SECR standard wagons, being common with the 5 and 7 plank open wagons, timber bolster trucks and the new design of engineers ballast wagons. This robust steel frame game all these wagons long working lives, with most reaching British Railways service and some lasting into the 1970s in engineering service.
Model finished in Southern goods brown livery with large lettering.