Coaching Stock Book 1972
A PDF file for your personal use. Each page carries a small RCTS logo.
The Coaching Stock of British Railways was published biennially by The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society from 1972 to 1982, later as a joint venture with Ian Allan Publishing. Using computer printouts from BR as the source, the compilers L. J. Bowles and P. Mallaband presented tabulated lists of hauled stock and multiple units used by passengers, parcels, and various special purposes. The vehicles included restaurants, Pullman lounges, sleepers, Post Office sorting, fruit, bullion, and exhibition vans, the royal train vehicles, and so on.
The data includes classifications, allocations, formations, and detail variations, and was a unique publication at the time. The valuable historical data is now available again as a facsimile. Lawrie J. Bowles provides a history of the publication.