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duncan

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Transporting boats by train
« on: February 10, 2014, 10:08:48 PM »
I am looking for any historical information regarding transporting boats to meetings in the pre or post war years. I thought I remembered an article, but can't find it.
The reason for this question comes as an aside to another one from another forum, rail transport, where there was a query regarding "boat waggons." This has been discussed & probably does not relate to heavy woodenboat carriage, rather steel plate carriage.
I would presume that a 12 plus mast would be carried in the guards' van or special van with end doors due to their light weight & susceptability to damage, or would theybecar towed in 1930s to 1950s ? If anyone can give any information or photos & do not mind it appearing in another forum, I would be greatful.

Many thanks Duncan
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angus

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Re: Transporting boats by train
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 11:43:19 AM »
There is a very brief mention of boats being delivered to Felixstowe by rail for the 1946 Burton week in the history section of the handbook, but it gives no details.
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Jerry G

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Re: Transporting boats by train
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 12:03:39 PM »
I was at Reading University 1962-6. The university sailing club used to have a "marine meet" camping at Salcombe for a week during the long vacation. I never went to this so cannot give details but I know a large rail wagon was pre-booked. The Firefly dinghies were taken to the goods yard or siding on their launching trolleys, a long walk! I think the truck took 4 or possibly 6 dinghies. Perhaps some other ex-RUSC member can give more detail.

duncan

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Re: Transporting boats by train
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 01:04:00 PM »
Hi Angus, that's what I remembered, Jerry many thanks
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