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Era 3 (1923 to 1947) The Big Four (LNER, LMS, GWR and SR)
One of the key drivers of industrial growth throughout the 20th century was the idea that goods could be transported in standardised containers. Flat wagons provided a huge amount of versatility due to the fact that goods could be loaded into the container before being placed onto a train, and the container could be removed at the other end to continue its journey to the customer.
The most common type of Conflat wagon was the Conflat A which could carry two type A containers or a single type B container. The Conflat B wagon was able to carry wider containers such as a pair of AFP frozen food containers.
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