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The Yellow Van
Wagon V - The Mess & Riding Van
Type Mess Van
Wheel Arrangement Bogie
Year of Origin 1981
Builder Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Length 23' 1.5"
Status Scrapped

The yellow mess & riding van was used by the permanent way department whenever they were relaying ballast or working on the track up the line as part of the p-way trains, usually hauled by Perkins. However, it was withdrawn in September 2006, after a derailment at The Green in May and was dismantled and burnt on Ravenglass village bonfire in November. Its headstocks and bogies have been salvaged.

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