VP Class troop carrying bogie vans

 

During the war the shortage of passenger carriages resulted in the conversion of twenty-five V class vans in 1942 to carry troops. Ten of the vans were fitted with roof lamps (1885, 2210/4, 2867, 3299, 3308, 3318/9, 3338, 3344) whilst the rest (1865, 1870/3, 1857, 2201, 2241, 2863, 3264, 3297, 3303, 3314, 3383/6, 3414/7) only had hurricane lamps. The hurricane lamps were eventually removed after vandalism by the troops. They all had a bench seta down the middle of the van. All of the VPs were reconverted in 1943.

 

 

 

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