Private Owner Wagons : A Sixth Collection

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Private Owner Wagons : A Sixth Collection

Keith Turton

184 pages. 275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper, casebound with printed board covers.

ISBN13 : 9781899889259


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This sixth volume follows the familiar and much acclaimed format of this series and takes a look at another wide range of wagons and their operators. Over eighty businesses are identified in the book and the text is illustrated with more than 250 photographs of the wagons and their places of work. Each of the businesses is given a short history, together with all known details of their wagon fleet. A further section looks back over all of the previous volumes and adds new material, both photographic and documentary, which has come to light since the original publication. As in the earlier volumes, reference is made to where models of the wagons illustrated can be obtained and a full list of sources for the original material used to compile this book is given. It is not only railway modellers that will find this series of interest but also industrial and social historians seeking details not only of the coal trade but of many other diverse industries once the backbone of British manufacturing.

Private Owner Wagons : A Sixth Collection - Sample Images

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One of two wagons purchased from the Gloucester company in 1908, it is possibly one of the earliest to include a telephone number as part of its lettering. It has seven planks, inside diagonal bracing, side doors and brakes one side. Measurements are 14ft 5in. x 6ft 11in. x 4ft 0in. The livery as described by the makers was a purple-brown body with white letters shaded black. This appears to be only half of the lettering on the wagon side and does not apply to the broad white band and the company name. It is suggested that ‘George & Matthews’ are lettered red with black shading separated by a narrow white line. GRC&WCo. cover illustration

No. 9 as photographed at the same time as No. 1. It will be noticed that these wagons are fitted with split-spoke wheels. GRC&WCo.

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