Posted on 06/09/2013

Photo taken on August  2, 1967

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Only side tank engines may use this column

Only side tank engines may use this column
So says the notice on this water column on the platform end at Guide Bridge as EM1 - later known as Class 76 - 26010 approaches from the East.
Wed2Aug67. Scanned

angelic saxon, Stig Baumeyer, Steve75C, Angela Parker have particularly liked this photo

Phil Sutters
Phil Sutters
Yes, they wouldn't want the fireman fried by the overhead cables, while standing on top of an engine's tender. It's those bits of railway history that photos like this record.
Those unfamiliar with railway practice can see what I mean at
4 years ago.
Tractacus has replied to Phil Sutters
Thinking back, it seems a shame that trackside fixtures and fittings were generally ignored by most photographers. But then again, we had much more variety of locos to point the camera at.
4 years ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to Tractacus
I agree - I made a brief and limited attempt to record some of the Somerset and Dorset structures still standing at Highbridge in 1969. The cattle dock on Highbridge Wharf was one and there a a few more adjacent to that in the album -
4 years ago.
A favourite location for me at the time. There was always something happening. Nowadays there are probably more trains, but 99% of it is DMUs...
3 years ago.