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Images Dated 18th November 2014

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Background imageImages Dated 18th November 2014: No 5 Shop, Train Lighting Shop, 1950

No 5 Shop, Train Lighting Shop, 1950
These men are working on the components used in the assembly of carriage lights. In the centre of the image, on the floor, is a domed light fitting either awaiting repair or construction

Background imageImages Dated 18th November 2014: No. 9 Carriage Trimming Shop, October 1937

No. 9 Carriage Trimming Shop, October 1937
A rather busy scene here. Hundreds of men are working on carriage seat upholstery and padding cushions with horse hair. Racks of carriage seats

Background imageImages Dated 18th November 2014: No 24 Shop, Paint Stores, 1938

No 24 Shop, Paint Stores, 1938
The paint stores, also known as the paint mill, was where paint was mixed. This man is drawing off and straining paint from one of the heavy duty mixing machines

Background imageImages Dated 18th November 2014: No 8 Shop, Paint Shop, 1953

No 8 Shop, Paint Shop, 1953
Two men can be seen here painting a carriage. The carriages, like locomotives, had their own special livery that had to be painted with precision

Background imageImages Dated 18th November 2014: No 9 shop, Carriage Trimming Shop, 1953

No 9 shop, Carriage Trimming Shop, 1953
Here a group of men are making seats for train carriages. They are attaching fabric to ready made frames, complete with springs

Background imageImages Dated 18th November 2014: Making artificial limbs, No 9 Shop, 1953

Making artificial limbs, No 9 Shop, 1953
The skilled craftsmen of the Carriage and Wagon Works didn t just make rolling stock, they also made artificial limbs made from wood

Background imageImages Dated 18th November 2014: No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1946

No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1946
An overall view of the carriage body shop. In the background workers can be seen working on repairs to whole carriages, whilst in the foreground stacks of wooden items are ready to be assembled

Background imageImages Dated 18th November 2014: No 24 Shop, Paint Stores, 1938

No 24 Shop, Paint Stores, 1938
The paint stores, also known as the paint mill, was where paint was mixed. This image shows the upper floor of the stores, with stocks of dry colours, as well as zinc and oxide paste


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