New cars at Luton, Bedfordshire, 1965.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

New cars at Luton, Bedfordshire, 1965.

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Fork-lift truck loading cars from a road vehicle onto a freight train at Luton. Industries were now relying more and more heavily on the roads for the transportation of goods but this photograph shows that even road transport was relying on the railways. By the 1960s more families had their own car. This meant that there was more traffic on the roads, causing gridlock. Fewer people were using public transport by this time.

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