BR's wagonload business now accounts for less than a fifth of tonnage moved but the introduction of high-capacity air-braked wagons provided a fresh opportunity in 1972 to introduce trainload service standards for carefully selected flows of wagonload traffic, mostly between private sidings. These trains should be carrying 4 million tonnes a year by 1979 and the potential may be 20 million tonnes, provided the original concept of isolating specific trunk flows and minimising shunting can be preserved.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
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  • Publication Date: 1977-1

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  • Accession Number: 00152634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM