Wellington Bridge showing beet-loading machinery and CIE 'A' class


Home and distant semaphone signals are evident at Wellington Bridge, Co. Wexford. This is a general view of the yard and you can see the beet-loading machinery towards the left-hand side of the picture. Due to weight restrictions on the Waterford-Wellington Bridge line, there was always a lot of marshalling and wagon make-up. Typically, there was no shunting locomotive and the incoming engine would usually do the honours.

Note the height of the loading on the full beet wagons - the beet was frequently dislodged as the train made its way to the sugar factory. I never heard of it causing problems, such as fouling points although I'm sure that must have happened somewhere!


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