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    Interviewing that gentleman is a superb idea, Mayner. You might consider passing the info on, also, to Selwyn Johnston of Enniskillen's railway museum who has spent 20 years building up a very impressive collection of ex-GNR men's recollections in that area in particular.
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    The photo like the one on the previous page is perfect for us modellers, thanks for uploading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunluce Castle View Post
    The photo like the one on the previous page is perfect for us modellers, thanks for uploading.
    And, if I may say so, Nelson, especially the likes of yourself, with your extremely impressive collection of hand made wagons / UTA stuff!
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    Today I called with Billy Caldwell, a retired Carpenter from the GNR(i). When the railway closed he was 'clerk of works' on the lifting train and was contracted to lift the line between Portadown and Derry. I called briefly and will call again. Today he explained how the contours of the area around the location of the station had changed over the years and what was once the road that took grain away from the railway is almost unrecognisable. I have enhanced the Des Coakham picture below. The wagons were emptied into Scotts lorries and were driven by two other men, of whom are alive today. He said lorries were loading all day, every day.He said that the drop from the shuts of the wagons to the lorries below was more than enough for them to reverse in with ease.


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