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Archive Corner: TOPS British transport films

A look at an archive film from the British Transport Film Archives Pairojeans channel. In this video, we find out about BR (British Railways) TOPS code system (Total Operations Processing System) & how it works.

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  1. Holls

    When the railway was the only way, I can see how TOPS would have been a useful system. It’s not really surprising that the railways eventually lost work like this, so much easier to load stuff onto a road vehicle and move it directly from A to B.

    • Iain

      Yes, certainly agree. A lot more competition from the roads these days.

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