Freight trains no longer do we have trains like we use to have, not like now corporate or one product loads,Oil,China Clay,Stone,Cement,Biomass,Scrap Steel, Steel Coil, Vehicles', Infrastructure or containers with the names of the major shipping companies on etc. Freight trains were a mixture of loads other than Coal, Iron Ore, Oil, or specials like Banana's or Broccoli etc. No chalk marks of the sides of wagons with far flung destinations in our nation. It might be of interest that I hold some official BR Western Region Marshalling Instructions for Through and Important Local Freight Trains. The two I hold are from 1948 and 1956. I have taken for interest sake the 2-50pm Penzance to Paddington 'C' Freight. See Images Very interesting to compare. The 1948 one is issued by the Superintendent of the Line, Gilbert Matthews. The 1956 is issued by Chief Operating Superintendent S.G.Hearn. Notice how the title of the person as slightly changed.
I thought a few members would be interested at looking at these.
Have A Good Day and Go Well? David.