This paper relates the experience of a large private owner during a program of fleet modernization over a five year period. The benefits obtained, together with the technical and other difficulties encountered, are described. The obstacles that history always provides to innovations are discussed and solutions are outlined. Operating experience with 45- and 100-ton cars is related, and progress in unit train operation is reported. From the private owners' viewpoint, some stringent observations are made upon the attitude of British Rail, but suggestions are made which would largely remedy the situation. Design features are given and experience with individual details are discussed. This is one of five papers presented at a conference on High-Speed Freight Wagons.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at a conference arranged by the Railway Engineering Group of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 16 October 1969.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Farquharson, F K
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00072486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM