Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Bunking into Maudetown


Here is a tantalising glimpse of hopper wagons about to enter the coal loading area at the NCB's Maudetown Colliery. Having just scooted over the iron railings, between the headstock tower and washery building, the fitters have just popped off for a cuppa after packing up their tools into the Morris pick-up truck. If we were to just stick our heads around the corner of the wall on the left-hand side, maybe we could see a Coal Board 0-6-0T shunting engine taking on water from the elevated tank that's just visible. Or maybe one of the diesels are working today instead. Either way, it might be an idea to scarper before the donkey-jacketed foreman turns up and turns red in the face...

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