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Lorry at Paddington goods yard, London, 1925.

Lorry at Paddington goods yard, London, 1925.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


aeC delivery lorry loaded with Nestle's milk at Paddington goods yard. The boxes say 'Mothers! Nurse your baby: if you can't - get Nestle's', and 'Nestle's: the Nation's Trusted Foster Mother'. These lorries collected goods from stations and took them into offices and warehouses in towns. Horse-drawn vehicles had always been used by the railways, but by the 1920s motor vehicles were becoming increasingly common. From an archive of about 400,000 photographic negatives from various British Railways and constituent companies' photographic collections, formerly known as the OPC (Oxford Publishing Company) Collection.

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