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 Post subject: Carriages - Identity
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:56 am 
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Gentlemen,

The link to the article below has been brought to my attention via a Facebook group, which is primarily written to discuss 'The Development of the telegraph'

http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/history ... Q.facebook

The picture used at the top of the article has left me with a couple of questions:
1. What are the carriages in view, as there are two twelve wheel vehicles to the left (Possibly WCJS?) and a twelve wheel vehicle behind the Precursor followed by a carriage of a different profile
2. The locomotive appears to be oil fired looking at the tender, can anyone identify which locomotive she is?

Many thanks

David


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 Post subject: Re: Carriages - Identity
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:27 am 
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The engine is Watt and the first carriage is the unique 66ft 6in Directors' saloon.

Those on the left are either 2pm or American Special. I am sure somebody will tell us which.

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 Post subject: Re: Carriages - Identity
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:31 am 
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Looking again I think it is the 2pm because they have small roof vents and the one on the far left looks like a brake end. I should have recognised it as I'm researching for a model of that carriage in Gauge 3. D'oh!

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 Post subject: Re: Carriages - Identity
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:19 am 
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The coaches on the left are part of the 2.00pm corridor train, probably awaiting departure, with WCJS 65ft 6in five-compartment BTK to D.62 and WCJS 65ft 6in CK to D.23. They are fitted with roof boards. The coach on the right is the 66ft 6in Directors' Saloon No.5318. This is the only photograph I have seen of it in a train, which may well be a special of some sort. Of course, the saloon might be working back empty (to Wolverton?) after a previous trip.

The engine would appear to be Precursor 4-4-0 No. 2585 "Watt" which was experimentally fitted for oil fuel in 1920.

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 Post subject: Re: Carriages - Identity
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:39 pm 
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Looking at my summer 1922 WTT, the "Corridor" actually departed Eusron at 1/30, and the previous train was the 1/15 to Wolverhampton. This may identify the train.

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