THE RAILFREIGHT OFFENSIVE. 1: CHEMICALS

Details are given of the organization of British Rail's Railfreight operations and this article in particular covers those in the oil and chemicals field. These are two sharply contrasting industries. In oil the pattern is almost identical from one company to another: refineries by and large dispatch similar ranges of products to similar customers. However, in the chemical industry almost every firm is an individual case study, with distinctive processes, products and markets. Chemicals produce only 3% of BR's freight tonnage and 5% of Railfreight revenue, but the long term potential is thought to be good. Some examples of success by British Rail in the chemicals sector are briefly described.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Freeman, J H
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 472-475
  • Serial:
    • MODERN RAILWAYS
    • Volume: 34
    • Issue Number: 351
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM