WW1 Horse shunting…
The Horses at War event is in full swing this weekend and provided an opportunity to recreate scenes of shunting WDLR waggons using horse power.
Below: These scenes have had some post-production fiddling as the camera has been playing up intolerably and either overexposing or turning itself off after each image (and only sometimes saving the capture). However, a few shots were salvageable, and despite the hail, these give a good idea of horse shunting at a WDLR depot ‘somewhere in France’ (apart from the Colliery bit of course!).
Below: The F waggon was also used for the demonstration.
Below: Elsewhere across site the horses at war theme continues, with numerous vehicles being displayed as well as a WW1 encampment and various passenger carrying and commercial vehicles at work on the site roads. The weather hasn’t been kind today, but tomorrow’s forecast is much better.