Gunpowder Van

902001 • by Rapido Trains UK

The railway companies were once responsible for the movement of gunpowder to military establishments, mines and quarries and they built special vans to carry it safely. Gunpowder vans were run in ordinary goods trains. Their all metal, low-height bodies that were lined internally with wood. Only authorised staff could open the doors and special over-boots were provided to ensure that no sparks were created.

This ready-to-run model in 00 gauge is produced by Rapido Trains UK.


  • Three versions: BR Diagram 1/260, GWR Dia. Z4, Railway Clearing House- standard design
  • Different doors, buffing gear, brake gear
  • Metal wheels
  • NEM coupler pockets
  • Lots of fine, separately fitted details
  • TEN different liveries

This model is scheduled for future delivery. Pre-order until 1st September 2021 for guaranteed availability.


Postage is included for UK orders. For international orders shipping is at cost. Please note any local import duty or taxes that may be applied on delivery are the buyer's responsibility.