I THOUGHT you might be interested in another ‘category’ of coaler – one which comes under the header of ‘do it yourself’!
From the Manchester Locomotive Society collection and dated May 27, 1958, is this picture taken at Perth, when the normal coaling stage was out of action.
Presumably staff had to ride in the wagon to shovel the coal into the tender.
Chris Tasker, Sale, Cheshire
We are grateful to the readers who responded to our appeal for input on the coaling and ash plant databases (April/May issues). Only two amendments need to be made: Neville Hill should have read ‘W’, not ‘S’ and Longsight’s ash plants were metal rather than concrete – Ed.
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