A History of GWR Goods Wagons Volume 2
- A History of GWR Goods Wagons Volume 2
- From 1887 To The Present Day
- by A.G.Atkins, W.Beard, D.J.Hyde and R.Tourret
- Freight is the lifeline of a railway and none of the British railway companies had a greater variety of traffic than the Great Western, reflected in its large number of wagon designs. The GWR was fortunate in having continuity in wagon design and practice before and after the 1923 Grouping, although it had the upheaval towards the end of the broad gauge in 1892 when admidst normal construction many convertible types built for the broad gauge were adapted for standard gauge.
- In this definitive history in text, photographs and drawings, the authors trace the design and development of GWR wagons from the 1870s to nationalisation and include much detail on construction, liveries, dimensions, numbers and freight train operation and control
- The first volume discusses GWR freight train working and provides the key to the telegraphic code list of wagon types, including changes over the years which account for variations in previously published lists, and the complete wagon diagram index, a most valuable source of information and forming the basic material for identifying every wagon.
- This second volume describes wagon designs in detail, illustrated by photographs and diagrams reproduced mostly at the modelling scale of 4mm to 1 ft. The two volumes are based on extensive original research, which has not only unearthed much previously unpublished material but also clarified conflicting information in other sources, to make this the standard reference work.
- 128 pages, 1976, Case bound, 7½" x 9¾"
- ISBN-10 0715372904
- New — Out of Print
- Pre-Owned, minor dust jacket wear and tear
- David & Charles Publications