Non-Poole Freight Stock 1948-1968, by David Larkin VOLUME 2

Non-Poole Freight Stock 1948-1968, by David Larkin VOLUME 2

Subtitled 'Volume 2: Privately owned and European vehicles, including ICI, Shell-Mex and BP)

Published by Kestrel in 2016, 90 pages. Large paperback - c.21cm by 27cm (N8357PE)

Brand New Book

When Britains railways were nationalised after the Second World War, the plan was that British Rail would take ownership of all railway rolling stock, but legal action by some of the larger wagon-owning companies delayed matters until 1951. Non-Pool wagons were defined as privately-owned wagons allowed to run over railways owned or operated by the British Transport Commission, and this book sets out the types of wagon eligible to be classified as Non-Pool, listing them alphabetically with details of numbers carried, capacity and registration details where known. The first volume covered owners with initials A to H, and this volume deals with the remaining owners.