Mail/Parcels trains - Propelling Control Vehicle Operations

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While looking into some of the history of the latter days of Mail traffic, I’ve found a sectional Appendix entry; authorising the use of Propelling Control Vehicles (PCVs) on all lines between Euston and Wembley Central.

That does lend the inference that some of the empty coaching stock workings betwixt the PRDC and Euston RES sidings operated or at least could be operated with with the PCV leading.

Does anyone know, Was this regularly the case? And were there any restrictions on such use?

I know they were often used for shunting at terminals, and between the PRDC and Kensal Green Jn on the NLL; but this seems altogether a bigger kettle of fish...
 
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While looking into some of the history of the latter days of Mail traffic, I’ve found a sectional Appendix entry; authorising the use of Propelling Control Vehicles (PCVs) on all lines between Euston and Wembley Central.

That does lend the inference that some of the empty coaching stock workings betwixt the PRDC and Euston RES sidings operated or at least could be operated with with the PCV leading.

Does anyone know, Was this regularly the case? And were there any restrictions on such use?

I know they were often used for shunting at terminals, and between the PRDC and Kensal Green Jn on the NLL; but this seems altogether a bigger kettle of fish...
I would imagine it would be very limited in general on the mainline as maximum speed in propelling 'mode' was 40mph.
 
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