British Railways Unfitted and Vacuum-Braked Wagons in Colour (Paperback)Trevor Mann (author)
Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 19/01/2017
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This full colour compendium illustrated the fleet of non-fitted and vacuum-braked freight wagons built by British Railways, for both revenue-earning traffic and departmental use, during the period from Nationalisation in 1948 right through until the construction and conversion of such wagons ceased during the 1990s. The book provides an outline of the evolution of the BR wagon fleet, covering initial orders to pre-nationalisation designs, the development of BR 'standard' designs, and the effects of the 1955 Modernisation Plan. Technical developments such as brake gear design, roller bearing axleboxes and hydraulic/pneumatic buffers are covered together with the variety of liveries carried over the years. Much of the information provided is via extended captions which accompany over 200 colour photographs with the author highlighting significant technical details of wagon design and information relating to traffic/departmental use plus the geographical sphere of operation.
Publisher: Crecy Publishing
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 280 x 210 mm
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