Takes a detailed look at rail freight developments since 1968. This book examines the gradual decline of coal mining in the UK, the changing requirements of the power generators, and changes brought about by privatization.
Looking at the changing patterns of rail freight since 1968, this book examines the gradual shift from wagonload to trainload operation, the cull of public goods depots and small private sidings, and the Speedlink years.
In this fourth and final volume in this popular series, Paul covers the remaining sectors of the Rail Freight business from 1968 to the present day. The types of traffic covered include: Container traffic; Charterail; Channel Tunnel Intermodal; Chemicals; Nuclear traffic; Milk; Parcels, mail and newspapers.