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GWR Goods Services - An Introduction .. [BD 112.009 Book]
 
 
GWR Goods Services - An Introduction
GWR Goods Services - An Introduction
£17.95
 
Despite the fact that most of the Great Western's revenue came from its goods services, the subject is poorly represented in the historical railway press. Tony Atkins and David Hyde have therefore drawn on their considerable experience and knowledge of the subject to create this introductory volume, the first in a series that will cover all aspects of Great Western goods operations in depth.

This volume commences with a detailed historical overview of the goods scene from the very beginning to the end of the Great Western's existence, followed by studies of such facets as the company's canals, the Railway Clearing House, common carrier arrangements, economics, documents, and a brief analysis of traffic patterns. The work concludes with a detailed look at the company's Goods Districts and their work, together with an analysis of the traffic originating from or conveyed to each.

Future volumes will take up the story of cartage, goods shed operations, marshalling yards, freight train operations, special traffics and many other aspects, profusely supported by contemporary photographs and documents to illustrate the subject under discussion.

This long-overdue series will be an essential addition to every Great Western library.

Contents:
Preface
Chapter 1 - Historical Overview
Chapter 2 - GWR Canals
Chapter 3 - The Railway Clearing House
Chapter 4 - Common Carrier
Chapter 5 - The Economic State of the Railway 1914 - 1939
Chapter 6 - Patterns of Traffic
Chapter 7 - Service and Goods Documents
Chapter 8 - The Goods Districts and their Work
Appendix A - London District
Appendix B - Reading District
Appendix C - Bristol District
Appendix D - Exeter District
Appendix E - Plymouth District
Appendix F - Gloucester District
Appendix G - Traffic of the Constituent Companies in South Wales
Appendix H - Newport District
Appendix J - Cardiff District
Appendix K - Swansea District
Appendix L - Worcester District
Appendix M - Birmingham District
Appendix N - Shrewsbury District
Appendix P - Central Wales District
Appendix Q - Liverpool District
Appendix R - Manchester District
Appendix S - Ireland
Acknowledgements and Bibliography

By Tony Atkins & David Hyde
215x275mm. 144 pages
85 black & white photographs

 

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