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GNR 1875 Carriage Cleaning Device
On Tuesday morning, last week some private experiments took place near the running sheds of the Great Northern Railway, King’s-cross, with some machinery just erected there for cleaning railway carriages by mechanical means invented by the Earl of Caithness. The invention consists essentially of two large vertical brushes driven by a little steam engine; a number of dirty carriages making up a train of any length is passed slowly between these revolving brushes; water is thrown upon the side of eac..
NER 1907 Petrol Inspection Car
PETROL RAIL MOTOR INSPECTION CAR, NORTH-EASTERN RAILWAY.(1907)  The North-Eastern Railway Company has recently built at its York carriage works and introduced into service a petrol rail motor inspection car designed for the use of its executive officers. The car is 17ft. in length by 7ft. in width, with a wheel base of 10 ft. It is arranged with a driver's compartment at each end, and with an open saloon 10ft. long in the middle. The saloon is entered through either of the driver's compa..