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Freightliners Ltd. of Cardington Street, London (a British Rail service since mid-1960's). Owned 51% by the state owned National Freight Corporation and 49% by British Rail.

The concept was of containerisation, where the customer would supervise the loading of their merchandise into a container.

1974 16,000 container loads were being moved nightly by Freightliner trains.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1974/02/14 p 44-49