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Central Wagon Works


Central Wagon Works 1964
Photo: John Morris
Views: 858
Item #: 30947
Scrapping steam locomotives 3

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 13th February 2019 at 12:03

Sad end.
Good set of photos John.

Comment by: Philip G. on 13th February 2019 at 17:10

I like this photo most of all. And perhaps the inclusion of just one broken locomotive in the photo emphasizes the sadness of the whole.

Comment by: Philip G. on 13th February 2019 at 23:16

My previous post should have read 'the sadness of the whole image.

Comment by: Ed on 14th February 2019 at 10:41

A very sad skeleton of the past.

Comment by: Albert. on 14th February 2019 at 19:32

On my demob from the R.A.F. In April, 1958. I worked at this wagon works for five weeks. I was twenty four, and was given the job of assisting two middle aged gentlemen in clearing a mountain of furnace ash, from one location to another location. Prior to joining the forces, I had worked down the pit, but after five years in the forces, the spade work played havoc with my hands, and back. The doctor wasn’t very sympathetic, her prescription (Dr Duffy). “More spade work will cure it”. At that time they were still breaking up wagons, not locomotives.

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