GER 10 ton van Profile and Models

GER 10 ton van

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A fleet of Diagram 72 10t vans were introduced in 1911 by the Great Eastern Railway. They were constructed to a 10ft 6in wheelbase and were used on a variety of freight workings. Originally designated as 10t vans, they were downgraded to 8t in June 1927. The vans had a long lifespan, with many still in revenue earning service in the late 1950s. In BR use, they could often be seen as part of engineering trains.

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Type of Vehicle

Covered Goods Van


Great Eastern Railway

Build Dates

Early 1910s

Total Built


Wheel Configuration


Operated By

Great Eastern Railway
London & North Eastern Railway
British Railways

Main Duties

Various Freight
Engineering Trains

In Service Until


Surviving Examples

Some in preservation