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Miscellaneous: Operating Equipment & Practices

Maintenance of the Permanent Way: misc_equip239

Great Western Railway Whitewash coach No 2360 alongside platform 7 at Snow Hill

Photograph showing the underside of the whitewash coach with pipe leading up to the dashpot, which was located directly below the whitewash tank. The dashpot could hold a quart of fluid, which would all be released when triggered by the electrical coils on the bogie. The second photograph shows the permanent way marked with whitewash as viewed from the gangway window at the rear of the whitewash coach.

Robert Ferris