Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Just like new

Last year Kim sent me this picture of a tired rusty old bridge restriction plate. It was due for restoration.

!cid_1_2250832943@web87115_mail_ird_yahooNow it is almost complete. Getting the plates with the weights on to finish the job might be difficult. Anyone know where some might be found? Obviously a relic from a bygone era. The slower pace of life in those days would have allowed time to read the notice. The name at the bottom of the plate is:

Great Western Railway Co. Paddington Station London

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Hunting around the net I have found one other similar but a rectangle. More or less the same wording but the axle weights are cast in with the whole plate rather than as separate plates bolted on. This one can be found on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

LEEDS AND LIVERPOOL

1 comment:

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

You may be able to get the numbers from the Black Country museum at Dudley as they cast iron bits and peices there