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1 hour ago, rab said:

 

Those chairs bring back a few memories.

I worked in a small foundry for a few years

and we used to get those in the scrap. 

They were good quality iron and made  good castings.

I have to confess to having broken up a few myself!

We used to turn them upside down,

one hit in the middle with a sledgehammer

and they were small enough to go in the furnace.


It must have been a small foundry if the furnace wasn’t big enough to take a complete chair !!

 

cheers,

Phil,

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I think it was remains of recent trackwork at B&W. The van was parked in Platform 1,  between a coach and a Sentinel.

The occasion was an open day for railway volunteers and BRPS members, partly to try out some social distancing measures. 

 

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A loco so famous it had a song written about it. (Randy & the Rainbows).

It later had a sex change.:)

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13 hours ago, Phil Mc said:


It must have been a small foundry if the furnace wasn’t big enough to take a complete chair !!

 

cheers,

Phil,

They were broken up to aid handling.

The furnace was charged manually,

stood next to it throwing in iron, coke etc

for four or five hours at a time was not

the easiest of tasks 

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