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TITLE
British Road Services' Lorry, 1950s
EXTERNAL ID
PAW22974A
PLACENAME
unidentified
DATE OF IMAGE
1958
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21184
KEYWORDS
vehicles
lorries
wagons
British Road Services' Lorry, 1950s

A British Road Services lorry somewhere in the Highlands. The lorry is an ERF (after the company’s founder, Edward Richard Foden).

British Road Services (BRS) was a road transport company formed by the nationalisation of Britain's road haulage industry, under the British Transport Commission, as a result of the Transport Act 1947.

Ultimately the company was made up of four main operating areas: British Road Services Ltd; BRS Parcels Ltd; Pickfords; and Containerway and Roadferry Ltd.

In 1969 it was renamed the National Freight Corporation and in 1988 was sold to its employees in one of the first privatisations of state-owned industry. As a result it was renamed the National Freight Consortium.


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British Road Services' Lorry, 1950s

1950s

vehicles; lorries; wagons

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

A British Road Services lorry somewhere in the Highlands. The lorry is an ERF (after the company’s founder, Edward Richard Foden).<br /> <br /> British Road Services (BRS) was a road transport company formed by the nationalisation of Britain's road haulage industry, under the British Transport Commission, as a result of the Transport Act 1947.<br /> <br /> Ultimately the company was made up of four main operating areas: British Road Services Ltd; BRS Parcels Ltd; Pickfords; and Containerway and Roadferry Ltd.<br /> <br /> In 1969 it was renamed the National Freight Corporation and in 1988 was sold to its employees in one of the first privatisations of state-owned industry. As a result it was renamed the National Freight Consortium. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.