This 48 page staple-bound paperback book by Peter Matthews, presents a variety of scale diagrams and authentic photographs of many unique private-owner wagons once seen (and in some cases still seen both on the mainline and somebody's model railway) on Britain's railways. Main dimensions, history, general information and livery styles are noted along with the photos where they are available. There are coal and mineral wagons, milk tanks, petroleum and chemical tanks, a brake-van (yes there were private owner brake vans!) and munitions trucks, to name but a few. The book contains the following chapters:
- 1. The Chauldron Type Wagon & Other Early Period Examples.
- 2. Some Unusual Examples.
- 3. Differences between R.C.H. (1887) and (1923) Standard Wagons, with Additional Material of Interest;
- 4. The Correct Operation of Private-Owner Wagons;
- 5. Some Area Examples;
- 6. Rail Tank Wagons. [Note - sections include wagon load weights and wheel base lengths]
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