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Post by donbenn on Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:05 pm

Here's Jim Evans on 34052 on the 509pm to Basingstoke on 8th May 1967. Anybody know who the fireman is?



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Post by 35005CP on Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:34 am

I'm sure 34017 Ilfracombe will beable to identify the Fireman!?

It's funny how fireman always wore gloves... I always fire without them as they tend to get in the way.. But they knew what they were doing better then than any of us do now - Thats for sure!!!

Experience and being that it was a job meant fireman had to learn quick....

Thanks Don for the continuous photos.

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Post by 35005CP on Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:37 am

Whats an "Old Rusty"?

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Post by 35005CP on Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:24 pm

Yes thanks - I'll remember that name "Rusty's" Laughing

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Post by 33110 on Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:25 pm

On the South Eastern they were called wipers.

They and the soap / towels were still issued until about the late 70's

I have a couple of bundles of new wipers that I rescued as they were going to be thrown out when a company went over to gloves issue

Anyone who works steam today is welcome to a few

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Post by 35005CP on Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:28 am

My cloths I use when firing get washed and used again and again.....

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Post by 33110 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:43 am

34012 Launceston. wrote:
Ok, wipers for the new cloths, but what did you call the washed ones? They had a slight parafin smell to them!

Washed wipers

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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:51 pm

34012 Launceston. wrote:
33110 wrote:On the South Eastern they were called wipers.

Ok, wipers for the new cloths, but what did you call the washed ones? They had a slight parafin smell to them!


The ones that smell with parafin, were the hard brown ones werent they?
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Post by 35013 Blue Funnel on Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:44 pm

If fireboy isn't Graham Pack it could be Brian Masters.

Don't remember the 'soap and towel' issue - my memory is you were lucky to get new sets of blues!

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Post by 35005CP on Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:47 am

'Fireboy' Is that what the 3rd men were called?

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Post by 35013 Blue Funnel on Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:44 pm

Fireboy was one of the more polite names. I recall being told that I was just 'a little piece of shit' and that it was my job to see to it that said driver went home in a 'white' shirt! Ask some of the other ex-NE men about Frank 'utter c**t' Morris. I don't like to speak ill of the dead but this man was the chief reason for my departure from NE. Many of the old hand drivers were 'gentlemen' and some a joy to be with - Frank wasn't one of them.
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