Oil on the Rails, by Alan Coppin, subtitled 'The Story of an Industry and its influence on Britain's Railways and its Rail Tank Wagons'
Book published by the Historical Model Railway Society in 1999, 162 pages. Large A4 size hardback (N5588)
From the rear side cover: The oil companies formed a significant proportion of the Private Owners of railway wagons, particularly following Nationalisation when so much freight was forsaking rail for road transport. But who were these companies, where were they located and when did they operate? What were their products and where were they sent?
This book attempts to answer these questions as well as describing the planning, design and operating of oil depots and the construction and evolution of tank wagons.
The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.