indent At this end of the yard we see the
edge of the road access and the main facility of the local coal merchant; three simple
concrete bases separated by old sleepers. In these most basic of staithes were three
sizes of coal for household, hearth and industrial uses. It seems that despite the
summer heat the locals kept their ranges alight for cooking and heating water.
"Ain't none o' yer fancy gas or 'lectristy round 'ere ye know," explained the
coalman when I asked him.
indentAt the extremity of the nearer siding is the end loading dock - which can cause shunting problems when it needs using - and a side-loading dock; a handy way of loading a wagon if your lorry bed is lower than the wagon in the normal part of the yard and a necessary facility if you want to tip a load of stone or chalk into a wagon!
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