If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

Woodhead headcode Disk and others...

Discussion in 'Railwayana' started by Chris86, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. Chris86

    Chris86 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Messages:
    808
    Likes Received:
    451
    Occupation:
    Safety, Technical and Offroad Driver Trainer
    Location:
    South Yorkshore
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Hello,

    Have been helping clear a relatives house and have come across a couple of bits in there.

    One, I believe to be a headcode disc/lens off the Woodhead electric locomotives, and the other possibly a ground signal?

    Can anyone confirm our suspicion of what they are please- and also would anyone be able to give a ballpark value at all please?

    Regards

    Chris 20210131_094551.jpg 20210131_094600.jpg
     
  2. Mandator

    Mandator Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    4,050
    Likes Received:
    2,576
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    The first picture certainly looks like a tail light lens for use on the Woodhead Electrics. The disc slid over one of the light lenses to produce a tail light. Value? Talk to one of the reputable Auction Houses they might give you an idea.

    Talking of Woodhead a friend sent me this link
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/35476094@N04/albums/72157632752474088

    This started a conversation re: Tommy Nameplates. One is in the museum in Utrecht but the other was presented to the Senior Technical Assistant, on withdrawal, that accompanied Tommy to the Dutch Railways after the war. He passed away a few years back and I cannot remember seeing it come up for auction. Anyone know better?
     
    60017 and Chris86 like this.
  3. Johann Marsbar

    Johann Marsbar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2016
    Messages:
    1,113
    Likes Received:
    1,060
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Suffolk
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
  4. Chris86

    Chris86 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Messages:
    808
    Likes Received:
    451
    Occupation:
    Safety, Technical and Offroad Driver Trainer
    Location:
    South Yorkshore
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Thankyou!

    The Woodhead light disk has now been moved on to a chap who also has a section of the overhead line in his garden- I'm really pleased it has gone to someone who will appreciate it!

    Any suggestions on the other item at all?

    Chris
     
  5. Mandator

    Mandator Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    4,050
    Likes Received:
    2,576
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Nice Photo Johann. Wath? NRS visit?
     
  6. Mandator

    Mandator Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    4,050
    Likes Received:
    2,576
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    That's good to know. A few years back there was talk of starting a museum up at one of the stations on the line - did anything come of this?
     
  7. Johann Marsbar

    Johann Marsbar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2016
    Messages:
    1,113
    Likes Received:
    1,060
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Suffolk
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    ITS Shedbash on 4.4.1981 using Bickers ex Glenton Tours AEC Reliance JMC 122K. Shirebrook/Barrow Hill/Tinsley/Wath/Doncaster/Westhouses. Don't know whether you came on that one....
     
  8. JEB-245584

    JEB-245584 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    229
    Occupation:
    ADI
    It did and it is progressing well.

    https://www.wrhg.co.uk/
     
  9. Mandator

    Mandator Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    4,050
    Likes Received:
    2,576
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Not sure. Think not, but cannot give a reason why. That itinerary would have whetted the appetite. I might have been working.
    Of course there was the NRS trip I organised that year as well, taking in Shirebrook, Barrow Hill, Tinsley, Wath, Guide Bridge, Reddish. And didn't we finish off at Westhouses on that one as well?
    Certainly remember passing Avenue Phurnacite Works chucking out lots of S**t, sorry clag . Ah happy days!!!!!
     
  10. Mandator

    Mandator Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    4,050
    Likes Received:
    2,576
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Looks interesting. I know that they were hoping to get donations and loans of Woodhead related Railwayana.
     

Share This Page