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A Union-Castle lorry by the Kenya Castle in the King George V Dock.

A Union-Castle lorry by the Kenya Castle in the King George V Dock.
A Union-Castle lorry in the King George V Dock.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H3295
Description: By the 1960s road transport was successfully competing with the railways and barges in the Port of London. Road haulage began to improve with major highway developments in the early 1930s. These included the widening of the main road over the River Lea and the construction of Silvertown Way. The latter project relieved the inadequate approaches to the Royal Docks. By 1970 the PLA had stopped using railway services.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c. 1960
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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