The PMV is lowered on to the tracks at Bideford.

 

Southern Railway PMV No.2142

 

Parcels & Miscellaneous Van No.2142 was built by the Southern Railway at their Lancing Carriage Works in 1942. It was used for mail, luggage, newspapers, milk churns and general light goods traffic. It was vacuum-braked and would therefore often have been used in fast passenger trains.

 

It was withdrawn by the Southern Region in the 1980s and acquired by Brighton Railway Museum. Following purchase by BRHC, it arrived by lowloader at Bideford with the brake van on 20th November 1995.

 

It has become BRHC's museum vehicle and has recently been overhauled and repainted in authentic Southern Region green livery as shown below.