A Dying Art
Using a shunter's pole the guard on the pick-up goods loose connection between the Mountsorrel stone wagon and the guards van so allowing the standard tank 80072 to steam off to collect some more wagons for the goods train. In these days of fitted freights and container transport the open wagon and the loose coupling have gone the way of the dinosaur, only to be seen on heritage railways.
The two Mountsorrel wagons are privately owned but hosted on the Great Central Railway, They have just been repainted, and in time it is hoped that they will work on the new Mountsorrel branch being planned for the GCR.
Shunting demonstration in the sidings at Quorn on the Great Central Railway.
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