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Old 12-11-2017, 02:51 PM   #21
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It really is very good PL. WTD - I think the southern ones were made of concrete - you still see them dotted about, usually with the door hanging off and the windows broken - and lots of weeds growing out of them.
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:32 PM   #22
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Southern used wooden (sleeper) built PWay huts originally which many were replaced by concrete versions durring electrificarion programmes in the late 1950/60s
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:59 PM   #23
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There was a wooden one on the WR line in Slough next to a road bridge. It was made of rough sawn planks with a corrugated iron roof much like platelayers. We paid it a visit one day and it was full of detonators.
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Superb stuff PL, having seen some of your other work 'in the flesh' I was expecting these to be exceptional. They are!
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:55 PM   #25
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There was a wooden one on the WR line in Slough next to a road bridge. It was made of rough sawn planks with a corrugated iron roof much like platelayers. We paid it a visit one day and it was full of detonators.
If those got into the wrong hands! I'm actually surprised as all dets had to be signed for or in a sealed cabinet on the train. By the time I was on the railways conductors didnt have to carry them in their bags as all trains we worked had them on board.
They have been very strict with the use of detonators for a good few decades now, so it is puzzling how they remain. Did they have a date on them? I found quite a few out of date dets when I did my morning checks, much to the annoyance of the staff at the depot as it seemed I was the only conductor who was booking them as out of date. Made me think if other conductors actually bothered to look as part of their train preps in the mornings.
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We helped ourselves to a couple. No idea what we did with them.
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In the mid to late 60s Dets were left in PWay huts unsecured! As track workers who looked after that length still used the the huts as their base for day to day work. It was only when mechanised track maintenance took over and length gangs were dissolved into section mobile gangs who looked after much larger areas that the PW hut became unused. Mobile gangs used so called 'Game cock' lorries with built in messing faclity, tool and small materials storage. Like this green one here http://media.solnet.co.uk/oxford/201...eo/page49.html
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That would have been about 1962 when I was just about a teenager and knew everything
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Lovely looking hut, and great to read everyone’s memories/stories.
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Old 15-11-2017, 10:52 PM   #30
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There're a couple of concrete ones on the West Somerset line
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