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Mine Tram Rotary Tippler & Turntable
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jtrain wrote: Tom,

Those are very primitive turnouts as well. The page didn't translate for me like it usually does, did they way what kind of power moved the cars? Motor, man, mule...?

--James:java:

Hello James,  (back home now ??)

Standard gauge UK motive power was usually a horse. Hydraulic water power was often used at larger yards to power shunting capstans; a rope direct from the wagon with several turns over the appropriate direction capstan.

Regards                Michael

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