THE PRIVATE BUILDER'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF FREIGHT STOCK

Recently private builders have designed and built large fleets of wagons for private owners to operate on British Railways in transporting their products rapidly in bulk. This paper describes a number of these vehicles, discusses aspects of design and standardization, and reviews many of the problems that have arisen, particularly in regard to suspension systems. The modernization of fleets commenced with four-wheeled wagons and progressed to 100-ton bogie vehicles. Some future trends are forecast in relation to the contribution the private builder can make in manufacture and design of modern freight stock. 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

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    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Finch, W F
    • Botham, GJM
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00072488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM