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Coach Balconies


Lewis Cree

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Did a bit of progress on the Coach balconies. These had a very attractive style of safety rail, with a safety chain across the gap.

the coaches had manually operated brakes, with a brake handle at one end of each coach. 

Three coaches (No.1, No.3, No.5) had brake handles at the Southwold end of the Coach, and the other three (No.2, No.4, No.6) had brake handles at the Halesworth ends.

presumably this was so the gaurd was able to put the brakes on two coaches simultaneously, without having to walk through the carriage to reach the other brake handle. 

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Mikkel

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Very nice, I have always liked the balcony style. A shame that it was not more common on the railways of Britain. The chain across the safety rails could also be seen on the Lambourn Valley coaches.

 

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14 hours ago, Mikkel said:

Very nice, I have always liked the balcony style. A shame that it was not more common on the railways of Britain. The chain across the safety rails could also be seen on the Lambourn Valley coaches.

 

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Very interesting! They do look lovely! 

The Wisbech and Upwell tramway had bogie coaches and 4 wheel coaches of a similar style as well, but yes they are a unique style of coach.  

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21 minutes ago, Lewis Cree said:

Very interesting! They do look lovely! 

The Wisbech and Upwell tramway had bogie coaches and 4 wheel coaches of a similar style as well, but yes they are a unique style of coach.  

 

Not sure that 'unique' is quite the right word; commonplace until very recently in many parts of the world, EXCEPT the UK.

 

John Isherwood.

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