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Special Passenger Carriages by Goods Trains

These instructions appeared in the Appendix to the Working Time Table, dated 1st May, 1915.

EMPTY SALOON, FAMILY, AND OTHER SPECIAL PASSENGER CARRIAGES BY GOODS TRAINS.-Empty Saloons, Family Carriages, and other highly-finished Passenger Vehicles must not be conveyed by Goods Trains, as such Vehicles are unable to stand the buffeting inseparable from Goods Train shunting.
It may occasionally be necessary, however, under exceptional pressure, for Stations on the Callander and Oban Section to forward such Vehicles to Stirling by Mixed Trains and Irregular Goods Trains, but when this is done Brakesmen and Shunters must take care that Goods Wagons are not shunted against the Passenger Vehicles with too much force. The Vehicles must be transferred at Stirling to Passenger or Coaching Stock Trains as the circumstances may determine.