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Don't miss: Men Of The Footplate a 1939 British Railway film # three

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Many of you have asked me to continue this series, this week we will move into the care and feeding of a locomotive, as a young lad starts out at the bottom of the trade as a cleaner. The cleaners do just that, as periodically a locomotive in England was cleaned and polished. Harry Truin also attends classes and goes onto learn the trade of being a fireman, where he feeds the boiler with coal and attends to the other duties necessary to help the driver.

In this film we will also watch as Jim Hawkins already trained as a fireman, moves onto the next stage of his career, that of learning how to operate a locomotive and become a driver. Follow along as it gives us a very interesting view of a much different time.

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Yup, keep em coming. I see you post on the Practical Machinest forum too.................Bob

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Even though I drive steam of a different type, I have really enjoyed this series and shared it with other powerplant friends. Keep it coming!

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