The last CDA clay working in Cornwall till mid July apparently. Copyright Jamie Dyke
Long Rock to Reading TCD
Roger Salter Jamie Dyke Andrew Triggs & Clive Smith
Best wishes to all Trevor Tremethick.
P.S. Sad to say there was no response to my call for information on the demolition of the ex southern railways in Cornwall.
The *Diagram 960 PMVs* were a series of *P*arcels and *M*iscellaneous *V*ans built by the South Eastern and Chatham Railway <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Eastern_and_Chatham_Railway> (SE&CR) from 1919. The prototype van was used to carry the bodies of Edith Cavell <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Cavell>, Charles Fryatt <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Fryatt> and The Unknown Warrior <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unknown_Warrior> from Dover <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dover> to London <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London>. It has been preserved by the Kent and East Sussex Railway <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_and_East_Sussex_Railway>. The SE&CR vans were known as the *Cavell Vans* for this reason.
The Southern Railway <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Railway_(Great_Britain)> constructed a number of similar vehicles to *Diagram 3103*, and further batches were turned out by British Railways until 1951. Both types saw service into the 1980s
All the best, Roger Winnen.
Andrew and Diane Jones
Don't forget to order.