Harwich British Rail cartrain 1985 Mat Transport
Class 47 Brush diesel hauled car train waiting on the down at CO313 Ipswich 1985. Ford assembled cars in Germany and Belgium and were moved through Harwich docks by cartics .
This one at Ipswich is the 13 24 Parkeston Whitemoor Bathgate service according to Colin in the comments section , thanks for the information there .
Vauxhall G.M. Ford and British Leyland had regular runs to and from Harwich and the continent during the seventies and eighties. Harwich lost most of this work when the channel tunnel was opened. See Radars pic here of the Harwich end at the time
Sadly Ford of Dagenham only make diesel engines now and G.M no longer make cars at Luton.