Public Notices and Posters Collection, has been updated.
Through Diesel and Steam Trains and Through services.
Re: The Rail Sleeves/Ferrules.
The Rail Sleeves are actually Ferrules and they are inserted in to the holes on the chairs and then the chair screws are screwed in, fixing the chair to the sleeper. The Ferrules can be made from Teak, Oak or Plastic. By Mick House.
I hope this helps Tracy.
Many thanks Mick
Regards, Guy Vincent.
Many thanks indeed for your expert and detailed comments concerning Paul Delcour's holiday photograph. Paul will be contacted
Regards, Karl (Friends Of Penmere Station).
Many thanks Karl - a link well worth clicking on.
50's to Penzance
Regards, Clive Smith.
Perhaps it is not inappropriate to have the name change as the HMS Warspite was wrecked near Penzance. One hopes that this Warspite has a successful journey. A little of the history - more on Google.
Launched during March 1915 as part of the Royal Navy`s `Queen Elizabeth` Class of warship, HMS WARSPITE survived both World Wars only to end her distinguished career as a rusting hulk alongside St. Michael`s Mount.
I have a pair of old wooden railway "sleeves", which were found on a branch line in Cornwall (probably a mineral one). The tapered sleeves are of oak and were sat in beside a metal rail chair. My Dad (who found them) canot recall which part of the chair they were sat against, but they could have been a sort of buffer.
They are 1.5" long and the ends are 1.5" tapering to 1.25".
Do you have any idea what they were for please?
Tracy Elliott. Many thanks for your query Tracy, we'll see what comes of it. Maybe they are 'rawplugs' for fastening screws into concrete sleepers?