View single post by Broadoak
 Posted: Mon Apr 2nd, 2012 03:31 pm
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Sorry about that Herb hopefully I can explain.

Firstly the slacking or pep pipe, is a flexible rubber hose with metal wire reinforcement wrapped round the outside. It was connected by valves to the cold water supply and live steam from the boiler. It was used to spray the coal with water to lay any dust. It was also used to wash the footplate floor boards clean of spilt coal. They even used it to run hot water into a bucket so the crew could have a wash.

The panniers are the side tanks filled with water on this particular class of locomotive, the Great Western Railway had hundreds of them.

Hope this helps.

Peter M

Peter M
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