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Salisbury Saturday 27th July 1986

F&W Tours Wolverhampton - Littlehampton "Coastway Crusader" Railtour

From the 27th July 1986 - Coastway Crusader railtour pictures
By the time the locos reached Salisbury it was time for 33011 to be removed with low fuel. Note the driver is carrying something that remotely resembles a cricket bat but, thanks to information provided by Nick Lawford, this in fact turns out to be a "shoe paddle". It is to wedge between SR train collector shoe and live third to electrically isolate a train in an emergency. It was sometimes carried on special diesel trains that needed running round or shunting to place on third rail if they had to go between couplers.

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