Quirky Questions No.8 “Covering up (in) the Past” is about a simple and important aspect of goods services… how were wagon sheets, and the ropes which secured those sheets to open wagons, managed within and between railway companies? Modellers with a hankering for the Midland Railway are served well by an excellent article in issue no.3 of the Midland Record journal (Wild Swan). Other railways are not so well served as the Midland Rlwy. hence the request for information within Quirky Query No.8.
An initial response has been posted to the GWR E-list (a Yahoo Group) which reminds us that a GWR Sheet Store was at Worcester – clearly something to be pursued. Thanks to John Greenough who is an ex-pat in the Antipodes.
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An extract from the GWR WTT/STT section no.5, 1925, courtesy of Brian Bailey.