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Links on the Code column lead to datasheets, links on the Type column go to profiles. Note that these pages are still in development and there are some gaps. If you can help provide information, please get in touch.

Code Dates Type Number range Notes
RAQ 1991- Propelled Warning Vehicle B95xxxx Ex CAR
RAR 1991- Propelled Warning Vehicle B95xxxx Ex CAR
RBA   Barrier Wagon Various  
RBB -1987 Barrier Wagon 4000xx Ex SAB
RBV   Barrier Wagon Various  
RBX   Barrier Wagon   Ex Ferry Van
RDV   Sheet Van B7xxxxx Ex Van
REA 1989- Match Wagon for LUL Tube Stock 2xxxxx Ex VDA
REQ 1989 Match Wagon for LUL Tube Stock    
RFO   Match wagon coupling adaptor    
RFQ   Match wagon coupling adaptor    
RFV -1987 Match wagon coupling adaptor    
RGQ   Match wagon for Freightliner wagons    
RHQ -1989 Adaptor wagon for tipplers M73xxxx Modified ex-LMS brake vans
RLA 1991- Match Wagon for LUL Stock 2xxxxx Ex van
RMA 1997- Brake Force Wagon 3xxxxx Ex HAA
RMA 2014-current Escort Coach 9419/9428 Ex Coaches, operated by DRS
RNA 1989-current Barrier Wagon 36xxxx Ex HEA. For Nuclear traffic
RNB   Barrier Wagon 36xxxx Ex MEB. For Nuclear traffic
RPW 4/87- Police/Escort Van S56291/56302  
RRA   Runner Wagon Various  
RRB   Runner Wagon Various  
RRV   Runner Wagon Various  
RRW -1987 Runner Wagon Various  
RRX   Runner Wagon Various  
RSA 1992- Reach Wagon    
RSQ   Reach Wagon    
RSR   Reach Wagon    
RSW 1988-1993 Bogie Reach Wagon W32818/B924512 Ex Bogie Bolsters
RSX   Reach Wagon    
RTV   Brake Tender B964000-B964121  
RUQ   Brake Van Ballast Ploug 993xxx Ex ZUV
RXB -1992 Stores/Generator Vehicle   For use with exhibition trains
RYB -1992 Exhibition Vehicle    
RYW 1989- Exhibition Coach    

Page added: 01/10/2007 Spotted an error? Got some additional info?
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Last edited: 10/05/2015