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Passenger Luggage Van No. 1184


1184 at Sheffield Park in July 2006. (Martin Skrzetuszewski)

1184 was built in 1936 at the Southern Railway's Ashford Works as a Passenger Luggage Van. British Railways gave these PLVs the new classification Parcels and Miscellaneous Van (PMV). S1184 continued in revenue service until 1957 when it was converted to a staff mess and tool van for the S&T Department on the Southern Region, acquiring the number KDS164. After withdrawal it was purchased for the Bluebell Railway S&T Department, arriving on 2nd June 1986.

PMV 1184 at Woking, 1986 - Gavin Bennett Recovery of PMV 1184 at Woking, 1986 - Gavin Bennett

KDS 164 during its recovery from Woking in 1986.
The two Bluebell personnel are Eddie Eatwell and Roger Williams.
(Both: Gavin Bennett)

Type: SR Passenger Luggage Van (PLV)
BR Classification: PMV
Built: June 1935, SR Ashford Works
Order No: A824
SR Diagram No: 3103
Original No: 1184
Other Nos: S1184(S)
Length: 32'
Weight: 13 tons
To Service Stock: December 1957
Service No: DS164 and KDS164
Withdrawn: 1986?
Preserved: 1986
To Bluebell Railway: 2nd June 1986
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