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Severn Valley Loco

By pentaxpete  
The last one from the 1940's event at the Severn Valley Railway - you will get fed up if I put on any more maybe! Well, here is one of the locos arriving from Kidderminster and they have to pass over the 'safety loop thing' ( not sure the correct Railway term ) to the driver.

Tags: General Transport

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BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 10:40AM
Great capture.Love these old steam trains.

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StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
17 Jul 2008 11:09AM
nice shot Pete it looks like he is about to get runover lol.

17 Jul 2008 6:08PM
Good shot, the loopy thing is called a token
Mr_Edd 9 54 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 3:25PM
Well Done Pete, It's nice to see a train. We tend to forget on the 40's weekends that it is held at a Steam Railway location. I saw them exchanging these Loops or Keys a few times and wondered what for. I guess it is a health and safety thing.

I know what you mean about posting to many images of the same thing. I have hundreds I could post from both years; best not to overstay our welcome hey.

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See the SVR thread regarding this...

pentaxpete 13 641 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 4:16PM
Thanks for viewing my photos all from REAL FILM ! Regards, Peter.
DennisR 11
28 Aug 2008 10:35AM
Nice cature of the passing of the token. This by the way is used by trains using a single line. Once the driver has the token, he knows that it is safe to use the route, and the signal man having removed the token from his machine knows there a train in the section.

Also gives him something to do. Just thought you'd like to know mate.

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