Rapido releases 'OO' gauge Ferry Vans

New from Rapido Trains UK are these all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR 20ton ferry vans. Built to BR Diagram 1/227 by Pressed Steel and British Rail’s Ashford Works, the first examples of these long wheelbase vans entered traffic in the early 1960s for use on cross-channel freight services via train ferries. 450 examples were built across two lots initially. Their appearance was influenced by European designs and they featured a large sliding door on each side for loading and unloading their cargo.


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