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Glossary Results for Word "Private Owner Wagon"

Private Owner Wagon Many industrial concerns whose products were carried by rail had wagonsExplain 'Wagon' (and vansExplain 'Van') built specifically for their use, turned out in their own livery, dedicated to their traffic and returned to the owner after unloading. The majority of these “private owner wagons” were open coal or mineral wagons, though others were more specialised, such as covered wagons salt and vans for sausages. During the Second World War all private owner wagons were declared to be “common user”Explain 'Common User Wagon'.