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Railway Freight Services ("Stag" And "Railbox" Schemes)

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what evaluation he has made of the "Stag" vehicle mounted container crane and the "Railbox" concept in his evaluation of the future of British Railways freight services.

Evaluation of new concepts such as these is a matter for the Railways Board. I understand that they have studied both systems and found them to be unsuitable for their rail freight operations.