INTRO: Publications

THIS ’beginner’s guide to rail freight’ from the Association of Community Rail Partnerships is intended to offer a guide to ways in which communities can help to get freight traffic onto rail, translating a ’vague idea into a practical project’.

The 48-page booklet is aimed at non-specialist readers, particularly those involved in community rail partnerships (RG 12.05 p785). According to ACoRP General Manager Dr Paul Salveson, ’many people think it is really easy to put in a siding and start running freight trains. This isn’t so, and the guide offers a reality check to schemes which may, on the surface, seem like a good idea.’

ú10 from ACoRP, Rail & River Centre, Civic Hall, 15a New Street, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5AB, UK