Pugs Hole Carriage Sidings (Battersea / Victoria)

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railinsider

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Hello all,

Any ideas why the carriage sidings just south of Victoria are called Pugs Hole?

Searched, but cannot find any further information.

Any ideas?

Cheers,

El Insider.
 
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Hello all,

Any ideas why the carriage sidings just south of Victoria are called Pugs Hole?

Searched, but cannot find any further information.

Any ideas?

Cheers,

El Insider.


One possible answer could be that Back in Steam days, certain Tank engines were built to be used as a shunting loco and these were nicknamed 'pug' by railwaymen, so if one was used at Victoria, it could that these sidings where the engine retreated to when it was not required as not to occupy a platform.
 
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