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NB The illustrations of rolling stock started life as pencil sketches, prepared so I could build models whilst travelling without carrying heavy books. The body detail is about right but the chassis detail is pretty rough as I use RTR or (more commonly) Peco chassis to build the (N Gauge) models. The sketches were later re-drawn using a computer (and version 2 of 'PC Paintbrush') so I could pass them on to the lad to have a go himself, but the chassis detail remains approximate and they are certainly NOT scale drawings. The coloured illustrations were prepared when the web site was set up and these are simply tinted versions of the original sketches, I have tried to 'sample' colours from photographs but they are very much an approximation of the prototype. For more accurate and detailed drawings you really need the books listed in the bibliography. If you are hard up you can request books from your local library using the inter-library loan service (which has turned up some really obscure and useful books for my own research), many societies and clubs also maintain libraries of books donated by members.


Freight Operation - Introduction and Categories of Goods Carried

Freight Operations - Categories of Goods Train and usage of rolling stock

Freight Operations - Coal

Freight Operations - Merry Go Round Coal Services

Freight Operations - Ore and Metals

Freight Operations - Grain and Beer

Freight Operations - Road Vehicles, Military Traffic and Farm Machinery

Freight Operations - Livestock & Seasonal Traffic

Freight Operations - Petroleum Products

Freight Operations - Explosives, corrosives and compressed gasses

Freight Operations - Vacuum Braked Container Services

Freight Operations - Air Braked Freightliner Container Services

Freight Operations - Air Braked Network, Speedlink and Enterprise wagon load services

Freight Operations - Ferry Services

Freight Operations - Non Passenger Coaching Stock

Non passenger coaching stock - Introduction, Fish & Newspapers

Non passenger coaching stock - Parcels and Mail

Non passenger coaching stock - Milk

Non passenger coaching stock - Private Carriages and Motor Cars

Freight Operations PO stock

Freight Operations - Private Owner Stock - Overview

Freight Operations - Private Owner Coal

Freight Operations - Private Owner Stone & Lime

Freight Operations - Freight Operations - Private Owner Vans and Tank Wagons

Freight Operations - Air Braked PO stock

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