BR Parcels and Passenger-Rated Stock: Volume 2


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ISBN: 9781905505340 Categories: ,


The first five Kestrel Railway Books volumes by David Larkin looked at the revenue-earning wagon fleet operated by British Railways and its successor, British Rail. These were followed by a series of three books looking at the specially-designed wagons that were used for track maintenance, and now we see the second of three volumes covering parcels and passenger-rated stock.All parcels trains required a vehicle in which the guard travelled, and there was usually space for a parcels-related load as well. This volume looks at the various livestock vehicles, such as the horse boxes and special cattle vans, and perishable-traffic vehicles for fish, fruit and milk. It also looks at how this traffic was carried, whether by parcels train, block trains of one commodity or a single vehicle attached to a passenger train.Volume 1 covers full brakes, parcels & miscellaneous vans and car-carrying vehicles. Volume 3 covers self-propelled parcels vans, TPOs and car-carrying vehicles for Motorail services.


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