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22.03.2016
In 1960 virtually every railway station in the country had its own goods yard with a daily goods train bringing in coal for the local coal merchants to deliver to our homes, new agricultural equipment and fertiliser for local farms and taking out the produce to markets in London and beyond. From here local goods trains ran to and from the bigger yards such as Woking, Guildford, Basingstoke, Eastleigh and Salisbury. In 1960 there were over 1,000,000 goods vehicles and containers on British Railways and the average turn round time of a wagon from load to load was some 10 days. However, freight revenue in 1960 was almost double the income from passenger traffic on BR. In addition to the wagons themselves we try to recreate an authentic looking train restoring appropriate loads for wagons – these including a coal crane grab from Eastleigh, cable drums from Pirelli at Eastleigh, BR "A” and "AF” type containers and a unique new build reconstruction of a BR "D” type open container.
Slight variations in the BR bauxite and grey liveries to indicate the effects of weathering and aging since the last "BR” repaint.


The freight train is currently timetabled to run a number of Sundays a year and at the Spring and Autumn galas.
Butter, timber, beer, cattle, fruit, grain, wine, meat, oil, manure, cement, chocolate, watercress and almost anything else you can think of was carried by the local goods train. Here the wagons were shunted out into the next stage of their journey to Nine Elms, the massive Feltham marshalling yard, Exmouth Junction, Southampton docks or indeed off the Southern to other marshalling yards at Willesden, Brent, Temple Mills, Bescot, Tinsley and Severn Tunnel Junction. It may not have been particularly efficient compared to today and indeed many country goods yards only handled a few wagons a week. Here most of the wagons running today have been restored, and are maintained, by about 20 working volunteers. It is also used for Footplate Experience days and photo charters – currently running in total around 600 miles a year.


There are around 30 wagons (plus containers) which can run in the demonstration Freight trains.
However, as the length limit of the run round loop at Alton is 21 standard length wagons, they cannot all run at once! But this does mean that there is plenty of scope to alter the rake of operational wagons as required.



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Comments to «Railway freight by country»

  1. anxel writes:
    The last batch of the NSWGR's Far West.
  2. Rahul writes:
    Following I grew up and moved out on my own, my interest in model railroading.