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Glossary Results for Word "Tranships"

Tranships Tranship goods were goods that had to be trans-shipped into a different wagon to complete their journey. Often they were crates, boxes, drums or barrels and were always less than a wagon-load. Diagram 60 was a van specially built for Tranship goods traffic although in later years ordinary goods vans were used.
Transhipment was initially carried out at most major cities but in 1903 the Tranship shed was built at Crewe to centralisethe work of transferring the goods.
On several LNWR lines (eg the Chester and Holyhead) one daily down goods train and one up was a “Tranship Goods”, specifically for tranships; on some other lines the working timetable noted which ordinary goods train also conveyed tranships.