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Whelley Junction
Photo: Peter Worthington
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Item #: 21693
1963. Signal-box Whelley Jct.

Comment by: Harry Gardner on 24th October 2012 at 22:11

I can see the water cans at the top of the steps by the door Pete,now you mention it.
Just wondered,was the water delivered by the inspector? or brought on a light engine?,(like what took place at Hilton House & Hindley & B B Junction boxes).

Comment by: Peter W. on 25th October 2012 at 02:07

Sometimes it came via a 1-1-3, is this correct I'm a bit rusty Harry. Coal was steam coal from Light Engine that was on it's way north, it stopped near the bunker to unload. The first delivery vehicle I mentioned, also brought other supplies, 5gallon containers and such like, then it went on the single track.

Comment by: Harry Gardner on 25th October 2012 at 15:06

2.3 is the bell code for a light engine Pete.

Comment by: Peter W. on 25th October 2012 at 16:50

I knew the light engine one Harry but wasn't 100% sure about the engine and van 1-1-3 (supply train some would call it, must have been a doddle for the crew).

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