MonthFebruary 2016

6004 bogie test

These two postcards were the property of Driver Clements who wrote on the reverse the salient details of the test. I was given these by his descendants.

The two pictures, scans of a pair of torn, battered and browning images, show (1) the front of the engine, (2) the  other shows the leading offside axle box. Picture 1 was taken to show where the men watching the axle box therometers was stiting. Each on a low, wooden seat with sacking for cushioning, one over each buffer.  Picture 2 shows one of these men, in position, his back to direction of travel, wearing a heavy overcoat with the collar turned up. Both men sat there at speeds up to 102 mph. There are no signs of any restraints in these pictures.







Swanick signal box. 3.2.75

swanick sb

swanick levers

swanick int

swanick 1975

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