3 results found for 'David Larkin'
BR's ex-PO Wagon Fleet - a diversity
Issue 160 (2005)
When British Railways was formed in January 1948, it inherited the motive power, passenger rolling stock and a large fleet of freight rolling stock from the 'Big Four' railway companies. To this was added a large proportion of wagons previously operated by private owners.
BR's ex-PO Wagon Fleet - a further diversity
Issue 162 (2005)
David Larkin looks at some of the more esoteric designs.
The Science of Numbers
Issue 151 (2004)
Back in MRJ 141 there were two excellent articles dealing with the replication of faded former private owner lettering on wooden coal wagons operated by British Railways. But why did they carry such lettering? And was there any pattern to the numbers that they carried, all prefixed P? I have been researching this topic for many years and am getting close to being able to compile a book. It's still a year or two off, so, as an interim and to enhance what David Lane and John Sutton have already written, here is what can be told thus far.