LNER J72 'Joem'

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neilgow
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LNER J72 'Joem'

Post by neilgow » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:49 pm

A photograph of the J72 in the long grass as it approaches Dunnington station on the Derwent Valley Light Rly in August 1979.

The DVLR ran passenger trains for a little while from Layerthorpe to Dunnington but weedkilling was not a strong point.
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Solario
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Re: LNER J72 'Joem'

Post by Solario » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:43 pm

A nice picture of the J72 fighting its way through the undergrowth.

Weed killing was never a strong point with the DVLR; in WWII, the weeds were such that it was not visible from the air and this was put to good use by designating the line as an alternative route between York & Selby and for storing some nasty stuff such as mustard gas shells, there may even have been a factory producing the gas somewhere along the line, if my memory serves me.

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Re: LNER J72 'Joem'

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YNMR
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Re: LNER J72 'Joem'

Post by YNMR » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:59 am

Also an intersting article on the Industrial Railway Society site about the DVLR - Its in their archive section and its from 1973.

http://www.irsociety.co.uk/

Graham

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