This vehicle was built as a CCT for the LMS by Metro- Cammell in 1938. It was to Diagram 2026, was part of Lot No. 1154.
The van was purchased for preservation in 1985, initially on the Nene Valley Railway. It appeared in the James Bond Film “Octopussy” - a hatch was cut into the roof through which 007 made his escape from a supposed East German train. By March 1992 it had been moved to Preston Park and was at St. Leonards by September 1994. It was acquired for the K&ESR in 1999 and is in use as a stores van and is numbered in the goods vehicle series.