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Midland Railway, Alfreton Road, Westhouses, 1966
Thickitt, John A
9 July 1966
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View to the south from beneath the minor road bridge at Westhouses village, showing the 'slow' lines. The signals behind the train control movements off the Blackwell Branch and from Westhouses 'shed' (Motive Power Depot). Note the 'calling-on' (shunting) signal positioned low down between the two outer signal-posts. Also, the square, wooden signal post on the extreme left of the photograph. The latter signal controls the train shown, a 'Down' (i.e. northbound) 'Class 8' freight. (The class of train is indicated by the position of the two white oil lamps on the front of the engine). This train is hauled by a class 8F, No. 48149. By mid-1966 members of the 8F class still frequently worked along this line, usually hauling coal trains.