Wednesday 26 June 2013
Monday 24 June 2013
Sunday 23 June 2013
One of the benefits of driving beyond the upper reaches of the M25 is that you can trip over things that would have been knocked down in the poorer areas in the South East. This box is marked 'Holton Le Moor' and I'm assuming that the building below that stands 100 yards to the right of the top photo is the station... only it isn't.
My Pre-grouping map states that there are two stations a couple of miles apart Holton (here) and Moortown a little further up. Both ( I assume) were on crossings as I was diverted over the other on the way home. The signal box seems however to have an identity crisis.
There are a couple more shots of the box if anyone wants them, but once again google insists on flipping the photos on their side. Peter Denny never had to contend with this...
Thursday 20 June 2013
Now the ground frame hut...
Friday 14 June 2013
Wednesday 12 June 2013
Wednesday 5 June 2013
An answer appeared in an email from Geoff Gauntlet.
'The women on the coal truck are trimming the load to ensure that nothing can fall off. A lump of coal slipping off the truck as it made its way along the line could do some nasty damage to anyone adjacent to the track e.g. a shunter, permanent way man or even a passenger stood on a station platform. The receiving coal merchant would also be a few lumps short of what was weighted into the wagon at the screens.'
Seems logical to me.
This from and email this morning:
Take a look at this. The bits before the grovelling are great especially the short clip at about 50sec. Never seen that mentioned let along modelled.
So what is going on with the coal shovelling?