I have been trying to find out about pre-war British railway
wagons that ran on the Continent.
The book "Gateway to the Continent" FWPVeale recently came
into my hands, which is about the SR and preceeding companies
but mention is made of a train ferry port at Pegwell
Bay/Richborough built 1916-18 and a fleet of train ferrys.
The ferrys sat idle from 1918 to 1924 when they were
transfered to Harwich "whence a goods train ferry service to
Zeebrugge was organised by the LNER."
This sounds to me like some direct interchange of wagons took
place regularly! :-)
The SR ferry began service in 1936.
So, did the LNER own special wagons capable of operation on
the Continent, or was this just European wagons travelling to
Was it just LNER or did all the companies contribute stock?
- posted 18 years ago