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Index - History -
The Wagons - The
Containers - News - Acknowledgements
The following organisations and individuals have provided invaluable
help, without which the project would not be happening, and this website
would not be what it is. Thank you to all of you - and apologies if I've
- Paul Bartlett for the use of his photographs,
taken from his excellent website 'British Rail Wagon
- John Brooks of the GCR's 'Windcutter'
group, for helping to unload the two ex-SKLR containers.
- John Buckland (GCR 'Windcutter' volunteer) for
information - and container hunting!
- John Burnie of the SRPS, for
information on their Conflats.
- Buster - sorry I don't have your surname - for
driving the hi-ab lorry during the AFP rescue.
- Chris Le Corney for information on containers
at, or destined for, the Mid Hants Railway.
- John Fuller for arranging the transfer of the
two containers donated by the SKLR.
- John Gatehouse for driving the lorry from the
SKLR to the GCR.
- Paul Harrison for container diagrams.
- Tony Hemmings (GCR 'Windcutter' volunteer) for
helping to unload the two ex-SKLR containers.
- Dave Hewson for contract welding work on
- Tony James of the SKLR for help with loading the
two donated containers.
- David Larkin for information.
- Tony Lyster of Buckinghamshire Railway Centre,
for information on their Conflats.
- Steve Smith of the SKLR for help with loading
the two donated containers, and for his photographs.
- Alan Taylor of the LMS Carriage Association, for
- Kevin and Jacqui Thomas for information.
- Malcolm Walker for the AFP containers.
- The Great Central Railway
for providing a restoration and (eventually) operating base.
- The Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light
Railway for the donation of two of the containers.
In addition, the following books, articles and internet sites have
proved to be invaluable sources of information:
- "An Illustrated History of BR Wagons, Volume One"
by P Bartlett, D Larkin, T Mann, R Silsbury and A Ward. Published by
OPC, Poole, Dorset. First edition (1985). ISBN 0-86093-203-6.
(Other than a few snippets in the introduction there is very
little on conflats in this book; they would have been covered in
depth in Volume Two which, unfortunately, never came out.)
- "British Railways Road Vehicles 1948-1968" by
A Earnshaw and B Aldridge. Published by Trans-Pennine, Appleby,
Cumbria. Second edition (2001). ISBN 1 903016 19 3.
- "British Goods Wagons" by R J Essery, D P
Rowland and W O Steel. Published by Augustus M Kelley, New York.
First edition (1970). SBN 678-05664-1.
- "British Railways Wagons - Their Loads And Loading"
by B Grant and B Taylor. Published by Silver Link, Great Addington,
Kettering, Northamptonshire. First edition (2003). ISBN 1 85794 205 1.
- "British Railway Goods Wagons In Colour" by R
Hendry. I do not have the full reference details for this book.
- "BR Standard Freight Wagons - A Pictorial Survey by
David Larkin. Published by D. Bradford Barton, Truro, Cornwall.
First Edition (1975). ISBN 0 85153 240 3.
- "British Railways Wagons" by D Rowland. Published
by David & Charles, Newton Abbot, Devon. First edition (1985).
- "LNER Wagons" by P Tatlow. Published by Pendragon,
Easingwold, York. First edition (1998). ISBN 1 988916 05 4.
- "Door-to-door by Rail and Road". This article
comprises pages 10-18 of a larger booklet. I do not have the original
source so I do not know who wrote it. It was printed by 'Waterlow
& Sons Ltd.' and begins: "The container is the perfect unit
load for road-rail carriage from door to door". I would welcome
further information about this source.
- "The Co-Bo's in Service". History page from the
- Some useful information is contained on the Railway
Company Goods Facilities site, intended primarily, I think,
for railway modellers.
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