Sorry I was ment to say Just wonderd if anybody could tell me how the rail system was run for trains and yards in the 1950's for steam.
You might get better responses if you think a buit more about what you're asking- you're still asking a very broad, general question. Ask a number of focused, specific questions (in this thread- don't go starting twenty new threads!) and you may get more help. "How the rail system was run" could cover everything from Government level down to cleaning.
I believe the best remover of stains from the grubby and sooty railways in the 1950's was bleach, though the most widely bought products were probably Persil, Daz and Tide: "Persil removes tough stains like grease, oil, blood"
And yes, many railway distances were measured in yards as well as chains and miles.
I don't suppose that's what you wanted to know, though!!
As Nym has suggested, there are scores of books written about the last decades of steam in the UK and I see them frequently in second hand auctions, bookshops and bric-a-back shops in huge quantities, many of them well illustrated.
Produced in 1954, this film depicts a typical day of production engineer Ted Wilson who has spent 30 years working at the Vulcan Foundry (located at Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire). At this time the foundry was building both steam and electric locomotives for Britain and other countries.
You'll see the inner workings of the foundry, including the large machines in operation.