British Transporter Wagons, by Sydney A. Leleux
Booklet published by the Narrow Gauge Railway Society, 33 pages. Booklet - c.17cm by 23cm (N5563)
This short booklet offers an excellent brief introduction to the history of British transporter wagons, and their use on the railway. The booklet is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs.
From the opening page: A transporter wagon is basically a specialised flat wagon designed to enable wagons of one gauge to be carried over a railway of a different gauge, eliminating the need to physically tranship the load where the break of gauge occurs. The use of such wagons eliminates the cost in time, money and potential for damage/loss arising from transhipment. In Britain transporters have a long history and existed on a number of railways, while proposals were made for their use on a number of others. Some transporters were standard gauge vehicles carrying narrow, some were narrow gauge carrying standard, and some carried narrow gauge wagons over a narrow gauge railway of a different gauge. Transporter wagons were by no means confined to the Leek & Manifold Railway.
The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers have one or two very minor scuffs but are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.