This was followed by the 'Masked IET', 800321 working 1C76 Pad - Pnz.
Best wishes, Bill
There was a signalman there who was nearly 7ft tall, one night while waiting to take a possession of the line the signalman had stopped an engine at the down home signal, after waiting for what seemed quite a long time the engine driver came into the SB and remarked on the signalman’s height, he said “when I’ve been passing the SB I always thought you were standing on a box, didn’t think you were actually that tall”!
On another occasion once again while waiting to take a line possession, the signalman remarked that his diagram was showing a lamp out on a signal, he called the S&T out, meanwhile while waiting for the S&T another lamp went out, then another and another until with the exception of the outer signals all the lamps were showing out, the culprit was one of my machine operators, who apparently was rather under the influence of several glasses of cider and he wanted a light for his cigarette, so he climbed up ladder of the first signal to get a light from the lamp, opened the lamp door and the wind blew out the flame and also every other lamp where he attempted to light it.
There were a lot people that not best pleased with my operator none more so than me as he was an intergral part of the works we were commencing that which was removing the crossover.
Also congratulations to the managers of Whatey Quarry for keeping their premises so clean and tidy - my first impression on seeing these pictures was that they were of a model.