Random HA items
another week and another selection of old items to do with Vivas that are either from Vauxhall Mirror or off the internet. Today I show off some amazing pictures of HA body shells on railway carriages.
Vauxhall cars being loaded onto a freight train at Luton, Bedfordshire, 1965. Industries were now relying more and more heavily on the roads for the transportation of goods but this photograph shows that even road transport still depended on the railways! Car ownership and congestion increased during the 1960s and fewer people were using public transport by this time.
I suspect the rust issues of the Viva range might have something to do with the poor quality of the under seal and the storage of shells in this manner?
Vauxhall also used to have a train that left the factory, to deliver cars to all parts of the UK, this was called the rainbow train, because of the multitude of cars and vans of all different colours seen rolling along the tracks near Luton.
All these pictures were found on the NMSI website