This book, first published in 1923, examines the states of Britain’s rail network at the cusp of great change. The Railways Act of 1921 placed public service on behalf of the community as the raison d’etre of a railway company’s existence – rather than the private gain of shareholders.
Table of Contents
1. The Net Freight Train Load 2. The Gross Train Load 3. The Tractive Capacities of Locomotives 4. The Driver’s Report 5. The Guard’s Journal 6. The Wagon Load 7. Loaders and Loading 8. Common User of Goods Wagons 9. Wagons and Tares 10. The Organisation of a Goods Station 11. Transhipping 12. The Marshalling Yard 13. Statistics as a Factor in Freight Train Operating