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    Who would have been issued with a watch?

    At The mill, drivers were not issued with watches, Goods guards were issued with pocket watches When Doo came along guards had pocket watches . The watches were Timex battery watches, then later on we got zeon battery watches. Both makes of wrist watch were very accurate A lot of guard gave...
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    British Railways Company Cars

    A shunter and number taker on the Clayton West Branch at Huddersfield was issued a Honda 90 to travel between, Emley Pit, and Clayton West pit
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    Was there a Doncaster station pilot in 1953/54?

    In 1963, Donny had an L1 Tank that carried out the station pilot, the number 67787 as well of lots of J50's which took locos recently back to the shed 36A after ovehaul and vice/versa.
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    SIM Cards for visit to UK

    I use a SIM card from 3 this is made of123 Sim is £1 and £10 for the the use, I can make £10 for many months
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    Bulbs for a Railway bardic lamp?

    I have just gone to maplins store for a battery box for the bardic. They have such a box whih hold 3Xd batteries to power the bardic. The battery box is £1.50 and 4D batteries can be bought at any £1 land store. The box will fit inside the bardic no problem. Have some happy lamping.
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    Psychometric Testing for BR Trained Drivers

    In 1988 The train Mans Concept was introduced on 3 oct 1988. This brought the grades traincrew under one canopy,. The grades were drivers assistant, second men, on the footplate. BR did this as there were not enough people coming onto the railway to cover the footplate grades. All...
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    Huddersfield Station: Future

    It is not so long ago that the original number 1 platform was taken away, I spent many hours at Huddersfield messing about with with track upto Standage Tunnel. This was dequading the lines up to this tunnel into double track. I think that whoever did this was barmy. there was 4 tunnels at...
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    Depot Shunters

    I have shunted in Healey Mills yard, Also up at Neville Hill Depot with all types of locos, and other stock. It was not allowed to shunt with ropes, or iron chains or an other type of thing. It was not allowed in the rule book, and if you got caught do so, it was down the road. If a rope...
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    Depot Shunters

    I have shunted in Healey Mills yard, Also up at Neville Hill Depot with all types of locos, and other stock. It was not allowed to shunt with ropes, or iron chains or an other type of thing. It was not allowed in the rule book, and if you got caught do so, it was down the road. If a rope...
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    How does someone "start" a preserved railway?

    After leaving the railway 7 years ago, would think you would need to have a lot of brass in your pocket.. I will write the method of working, and the drugs and alcohol policy As I spent 10 years as the HSWA for the ground staff at ews
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    Priv tickets - help needed

    If your grand dad was in the NUR/ RMT the Union may take an interest about a deceased member. My wife and I get our free passes every spring. Try speaking to some officers of the RMT based at Doncaster you may have some help from the Union.
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    Selby Pilot/Shunter Duty

    I was a HSWA Rep. For ground staff based on Doncaster, Healey Mills, Leeds Area and many other locations. The only shunts that took place were those at Selby Potters, no shunting was done after EWS came into the Scene. If required, a 350 would be sent from either Knottingley, or Doncaster...
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    Northern introduce pre-Christmas loco hauled services

    How many 37 'are knocking about with ETH and none with boilers for ordinary stock.
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    08s on the mainline

    The O8 might have been going for fuel, the loco may have been a demic requiring the service of a fitter down at the shed or maybe going to assist another loco motive. Or the driver was off somewhere to have his snap / toilet facilities.
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    Barnsley - Dodworth - Silkstone

    The pictures on this reply were very good, but some all before I came on the scene. We did however take a set of points to Dodworth on the first day of the Miners strike. After that all coal by rail was banned by ASLEF and NUR for the duration of the strike.
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    Northern Rail Drivers Strike

    From my time on the railway, 35 years Management will be stuffed If you have no drivers you have no trains. It will not be long before the bosses will be creeping back with all the drivers want, and the HR Man who wrote the letter will be getting marching orders.
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    2012 report into ECML rail breaks

    I am glad I do not live in Poland 30 odd years of UK railway was bad enough for me
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    2012 report into ECML rail breaks

    I do and have travelled on the CWR trips to London from Wakefield/York both on duty and for trips using my free passes. These rails will be coming thier time for scrapping. Whilst riding on the CWR listen to the sounds coming from the rails sometime the wheels flik and others do not, the flat...
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    2012 report into ECML rail breaks

    Have a read of this report,. Would you ride on the ECML? http://www.raib.gov.uk/publications/investigation_reports/reports_2014/report242014.cfm
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    The Manchester Ship Canal railway system

    In the mid 1980's Healey Mill's men had regular Tank Train which came up from Imminham crews which we took off from HM signal 181 upmain. We then took this train from HM via the Lanky to Manchester Vic to Eccles. At Eccles the train was run round outside the PW Cabin. The train was then...

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