Saturday, 14 February 2015

Crosville Shelvoke & Drewry Freighter Toastrack Barmouth Promenade 1954

Last week, myself and Ian Boyle spent time with The Forsythe Collection at National Railway Museum York. We came away with lots of images. This is a highlight. To photograph a Shelvoke and Drewry Freighter toastrack today would be a challenge, and equally so to eyeball original publicity. In the Forsythe Collection is a Barmouth promenade 1954 handbill using these vehicles. Drewry links to railcar. The originals with registrations like CFM 340 were new in 1938 and had ECW bodies. I think Amberley Museum has a replica. For an intense and changing selection of imagery of material in the collection follow me on Facebook, Railway Timetables or Flickr.

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