From the mid-1980s onwards the previously monolithic structure of BR's freight operation was split up, with several new businesses created as a prelude to privatisation, such as Loadhaul, Transrail and Mainline, each with a separate identity. EWS was to take control of the bulk of the rail freight business when it successfully bid for all 3 of the former BR trainload freight companies. The other main player in the rail freight business was Freightliner.The rail freight business was one of the few areas that allowed unfettered competition, and over the decade since privatisation this resulted in a host of new operators such as DRS and GB Railfreight entering the business.Moreover, the two original main players; EWS and Freightliner, have started to compete with each other more directly, radically transforming the rail freight scene in Britain. This latest addition to the hugely popular "For the Modeller and Historian" series will complement the two earlier volumes on wagons used by rail freight, by faithfully recording the changes in liveries and train compositions over the past two decades.
This brilliant new book includes over 200 colour illustrations accompanied by informative, detailed captions to delight railway modellers and enthusiasts.
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing