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  1. Many thanks for all your replies! As dangerous as I expected...
  2. Hi all, I have a question re 'propping'. ‘The Railway Employment (Prevention of Accidents) Act 1900’ had a wide range of objectives which affected a wide range of activities, practice and infrastructure on the railways, one section of which was 'Propping and tow roping'. Tow roping is self explanatory but can anyone explain 'propping'? I had in the past assumed it was propping of open wagon doors but as it is mentioned in the context of moving wagons I now think it is short for propelling - using a pole from the loco to wagons on an adjacent line. I know there are pictures of tow roping but I don't think I have seen one of propping. Whatever it is, done anyone know of any pictures? Thanks Simon
  3. All been interesting, followed you each day - now, whens that SER brake van out?!!! Keep safe and thanks again!
  4. Well, a nice looking SER brake van anyway!
  5. Now that is a print I would happy to buy if you add it to your list!
  6. Hi Tom, I have the same book as you but my assumption on a variety of books generally - plus photos - is that it was lighter earlier and became much darker post Wainwright. Hard to say but my feeling is that the dark is much too dark for late Wainwright - more Maunsell (maybe a bit dark even for that) but the light a 'shade too light' (as Bulleid is supposed to have said agreeing malachite). Closer though - and of course as you say, the camera has made them look different anyway. And with a bit of weathering...
  7. Looks very nice! Just needs an SER 'break' van to go with this and the others... ;-
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