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Palethorpe's Train Formation/Details?


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Hi all.


Does anyone have any info on the Palethorpe's service that ran in the GW/BR era? I'm thinking specifically about types of wagons used, likely traction and so forth.


From a modelling perspective I know Hornby do/have previosuly done both a 6 wheeled van and a van on a standard coach chassis. Are these both prototypical and do they represent different era's.


Thanks (any pictures would also be gratefully received).



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The two GWR 6-wheeled vans (2801/2802) were for a dedicated service. One ran in each direction each day.


Formation from the 1938 winter timetable:

4.7pm Crewe to Bristol (to Plymouth Fridays and Saturdays)

Bk Compo   Birkenhead Plymouth    

Dining Car   Shrewsbury Bristol    

Bk Compo   Glasgow Plymouth  

LMS Van Third   Liverpool Plymouth  

LMS Compo   Liverpool Plymouth  

LMS Van Third (van trailing) Liverpool Plymouth    

Compo   Manchester Paignton    

Van Third   Manchester Paignton    

Compo   Manchester Cardiff    

Van Third (van trailing) Manchester Cardiff    

Bk Compo   Manchester Cardiff  

LMS Bk Van   Manchester Cardiff    

Bk Compo   Birkenhead Cardiff    

Siphon G (except Saturdays) Brierley Hill Cardiff    

Van   Dudley Cardiff 2801/2


The trailing Van is the six-wheel Palethorpes van



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