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Simply not true, they were intended solely for use between locos and indeed in many cases were not even capable of being coupled up to a coach because of the different height/dimensions. They are totally different from the connections on corridor tenders on steam locos.

Ps I've seen photos of them in use on several classes, 27, 28, 10000/1 spring to mind.

The corridor connections was a smaller version of the corridor connections as used on old coaching stock, ( pre buckeye stock which could be attached with an adaptor plate to standard buckeye stock) or the same corridor connections as used by the old DMU,s with screw couplings.

Back in the days of old don,t forget that the second man/ firemans job was to look after and keep a check on the steam generator boiler for train heating which was located in the engine room, usually at one end unless it was a Deltic , then it was between the engines. So they would have to make visits while the loco was on the move and engines running.
 

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Walking between cabs on locos usually involved brushing up against some filthy oil coated surfaces. Not all locos were dirty though - Eastleigh allocated 33s in particular used to be kept very clean inside.
 

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Walking between cabs on locos usually involved brushing up against some filthy oil coated surfaces. Not all locos were dirty though - Eastleigh allocated 33s in particular used to be kept very clean inside.

Very true that, I can remember that some Class 47 that used to come into us for fuel & daily exam etc. had bricks in the exhaust er/ compressor etc end to use as stepping stones to get through the oil on the floor . We had an allocation of Class 37, Class 20 & Class 14 for a while.
 
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