Mystery Traverser (Not to me it isn't)

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Bryan
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Mystery Traverser (Not to me it isn't)

Post by Bryan » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:31 pm

Following some talk elsewhere re traversers, I thought I would see if anyone can recognise this one.
My first photo upload so see if it works ok.
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Re: Mystery Traverser (Not to me it isn't)

Post by 52D » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:57 pm

Is it york carriage works ?
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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Re: Mystery Traverser (Not to me it isn't)

Post by Ferrybridge Flyer » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:22 am

What is that thing?
Bring back Ferrybridge station!

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Re: Mystery Traverser (Not to me it isn't)

Post by Bryan » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:48 pm

FF
first to answer your query.
A traverser is a device to move stock sideways between lines of track at a fixed spot.
York Carriage works used to have 4 top move coaches from road to road at the workshop ends.
Dare I say it but Swindon had one that was often seen in photos as well.


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You were close with your answer but not quite there.
York Wagon Works on the 1st October this year.
Now closed and anything left in there is being got rid of.
The last 3 Ballast distribution wagons being worked on have just been left sat on blocks and tools downed were the last men in left them.

I was in there as part of an official working party recovering bits and pieces for use on the NYMR

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Re: Mystery Traverser (Not to me it isn't)

Post by Bryan » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:16 pm

A further scene inside the works.
This wagon and 2 others are as the last workers to leave left them.
Will they be recovered or not?
Part of the MOBC system.
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York wagon works 1-10-09

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Re: Mystery Traverser (Not to me it isn't)

Post by 52D » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:47 pm

FF i posted a link to a traverser at derby when i find post i will send a pm and some more details.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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