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    Mechanical Stokers

    Greetings everyone, I wasn't sure where to post this, but since it's a historical question, I figured this would be the right audience to aim it toward. After doing a little searching, I find little evidence that many domestic British steam locomotives were fitted with mechanical stokers. I...
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    BBC 40' container

    While not techinically an NR topic, I thought I'd post this here for all who are interested: Saw on the "modelintermodal" yahoogroup that the box has recently arrived at Crewe Basford Hall yard on 4M50 and awaiting a connecting train to the North. Be sure to...
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    Single Lens Signals

    I'm curious about the single lens signals I've seen in photos throughout the network. Popularly known as searchlight signals here in the US, these neat devices are gradually being replaced in favor of less maintenance intensive tri-lens signals. Many of them date back to the 1940s, which is...