This book deals with the history and design of rail tank wagons used for carrying petroleum and allied products such as LPG, bitumen and shale oil, in England, Scotland and Wales from its beginnings in the late 1870s to the present day. The book starts with a general introductory chapter covering types of product carried, refinery location, livery and design considerations. This is followed by a chapter dealing with the general history which covers the design trends over the years. Finally comes a long chapter, which comprises most of the book, dealing with the activites of individual companies, in alphabetical order, giving details of their tank wagons. Contains 688 photographs and over 124 drawings.
PETROLEUM TANK WAGONS OF BRITAIN
Much information suitable for both the railway Historian and for Railway modellers. The title implies that there are only details of petroleum tankers here, but in fact it gives details of many early tank wagons that carried a quite diverse range of oil based liquids. Rectangular and other less conventionally shaped tankers are included, and it covers the whole period from around 1867 to 2009.