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Old PWay drawings

Discussion in 'Railwayana' started by Breva, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. Breva

    Breva Part of the furniture

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    I have been given quite a large number of technical drawings of proposed PWay installations in various stations of the Gloucester area.

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    This is a typical example. Many just show a turnout. They date from the 1920s to 1951. They are dated, and signed off by an engineer. To cite a few locations:

    Worcester SH
    Over Jcn
    Charlton Kings
    Gloucester
    Lydney
    Berkeley Road
    Fernhill Heath
    Droitwich Spa Stoke Works branch
    Brimscombe
    Ashperton
    Serridge
    etc etc etc

    Really from all over the area. I imagine they were for the use of a relaying team on site. I've scanned in the first 25 or so, then came to realise that there are so many that I would be drowned out in unfurled drawings if I kept on unrolling them.

    The bag of drawings was found in a garage, and given to me.

    I don't really know if there is a collector's interest for this. Ideally I would like to dispose of them for the benefit of the GWSR. Does anyone have any bright ideas?

    Or should I throw them away?
     
  2. andrewtoplis

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    There is a facebook group for British Railway Maps and Diagrams - could offer for sale there?
     
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    Hi there

    I'm a Trustee for the Dean Forest Railway Society and Dean Forest Railway Museum, we'd happily take these off your hands.

    All the best
    Adam
     
  4. Breva

    Breva Part of the furniture

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    Just to say the sack full of PWay drawings have found a very suitable home on the Dean Forest Railway and its excellent museum. Thanks, Adam!
     
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