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Goods Trains (Paperback)

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Though trains are now used primarily to carry passengers, the earliest railways in Britain were created to move goods, and a teeming and efficient infrastructure made railway the dominant freight transport system until the road haulage revolution. Throughout the nineteenth century these trains were the lifeblood of the nation, transporting precious raw materials, construction and industrial items, and fresh produce from coastal areas and farms in to the centre of bustling cities. This informative illustrated history shows how cargoes were carried and how the system was organized, from the individual goods containers, through whole trains, to sidings, Railway Clearing Houses, goods sheds, and the final destination, whether it was a town, city or harbour. Author Tim Bryan also examines the basic rolling stock of these trains, from the humble coal wagon to high-tech chemical containers. The text is supported by stunning illustrations and photographs, bringing the subject matter vibrantly to life.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesTransport industriesRailway transport industriesHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsIndustrialisation & industrial historyTransportTrains & railways: general interest Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 28/05/2020 ISBN-13: 9781784423995  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Tim Bryan worked as curator at the GWR and STEAM museums in Swindon for more than twenty years and is now Head of Collections at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon in Warwickshire. He is the author of eighteen books on railway and heritage topics and has written six titles for Shire.

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