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War Operations Overseas (Railway Stock)

Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 13 June 1945

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport how many locomotives and how much rolling stock of all types previously used on British railways have been sent overseas for operational reasons since September, 1939.

In addition to 950 American and British locomotives loaned to the railway companies for use in this country before D-day the number of railway-owned locomotives sent overseas is 242; the number of freight wagons sent or about to be sent is 5,149 and the number of passenger coaches is 871.