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GWR Weed Killing Train, 1938

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To operate smooth running services the GWR needed to keep their tracks and tracksides free of unwanted weeds and foliage. The GWR's weedkilling trains usually consisted of an engine and three tenders. The tenders held water which was mixed with the weedkilling solution held in a separate tank. It was then sprayed out the back onto the tracks with jets.

Copyright © STEAM Museum of the GWR

Media ID 12100234

Date: 16th May 2016

Image Size: 3162 x 2406 Pixels

Filesize is 1.42MB

Associated Categories: Weedkilling Trains

Associated Categories: Railway Workers

Keywords: 1930s, weedkiller, weedkilling, weeds