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BR built a total of 2388 Pallet Vans or (Palvans) as they were known. As the name suggests they were designed to accept loads of goods transported on pallets. Palvans differ from the ordinary 12 ton box van in that they have heavy doors at either end of the sides. Normal 12 ton box vans have them in the middle of the side directly in line with each other.

Pallet vans were built using two distinctive brake rigging types. Although all had auxiliary suspension they rode poorly.This caused several accidents, so most were withdrawn by the mid 1960s. Very few of these vehicles now survive.

This particular Palvan arrived on the EVR from the Appleby Frodingham Railway at Scunthorpe on Tuesday the 16th of April 2013.
Builder: British Railways Built: unknown
Class or Type: Pallet Van Works No: unknown
Weight: 12 Tons aprox Running No: unknown
Brake Type: Vacuum Operational Status: Operational
Owner: Tim Oaks Arrived: 16/4/2013
Remarks: Rare Vehicle
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