OO gauge   4mm   1/76    Eras 4 & 5  1948 - 1966

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Customised BRITISH ROAD SERVICES Depot Signage

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British Road Services was established as a nationalised company at the same time as British Railways in 1948. For modellers, depots could be stand-alone establishments or rail linked to allow the more effective handing of parcels and goods.

These packs are designed to give you a wide range of signage that might be found around a such a depot. As well as the named signs, the packs include a wealth of general directional and instructional signs to help bring your model to life. The packs include signage suitable for the 1950s through to the late 1960s.

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British Road Services - Haulage Depot

BRS Haul4

£5.25

Size: A6 pack

To order a pack: Simply use the Add to Cart Button (next to the pack you want) and then complete the Name Required section with the name that you want for your Depot (max 30 characters) and then click the Add to Cart button.

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A Brief History: The Labour Government’s Transport Act of 1947, not only saw the creation of British Railways but also the nationalisation of the majority of the UK’s Road haulage business. British Road Services was established in 1948 as a nationalised company and became one of the biggest road haulier companies in the United Kingdom during the 1950s.  Initially, it was administered by the Road Haulage Executive (RHE) under the direction of the British Transport Commission. By the end of 1951, British Road Services comprised of 3,766 former haulage firms and 41,265 motor lorries.
 

A change of government in the 1950s saw Conservatives pass the 1953 Transport Act which effectively de-nationalised British Road Services. The British Transport Commission offered for sale 149 general-haulage operational depots in England and Wales, with 5,830 vehicles. However, at this time a state-owned Limited company was established in 1955 with British Road Services retaining depots in at least 76 places in England and Wales. From 1963, the company was administered by the Transport Holding Company and had four main operating areas: British Road Services, BRS Parcels, Pickfords and Containerway & Roadferry. Throughout its history, the group continued evolving, changing, contracting until, under the auspices of the National Freight Corporation it was eventually full privatised again in the 1980s

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British Road Services - Parcels Depot

BRS Parcel4

£5.25

Size: A6 pack

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The models shown on this page are from various manufacturers and are for illustrative purposes only.

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British Road Services - Pickfords Depot

BRS Pick4

£5.25

Size: A6 pack