SK3634 : Carriage Works, Derby

taken 30 years ago, near to Normanton, Derby, Great Britain

Carriage Works, Derby
Carriage Works, Derby
I discovered this strange looking 'tram' by accident. It, the overhead electric locomotive and the length of track, is in fact a traverser. A traverser is a single piece of track which is moved from side-to-side between parallel sheds or tracks. A carriage, in this case, could be drawn out of the shed onto the traverser, moved a few feet and then drawn back into a parallel part of the same shed. This alleviated having a lot more trackwork and points, covering a lot more space. A traverser can also be called a transfer table.

I'm sure of the grid reference, but not the works title.

A comment has been added to this, which reads, "The traverser pictured was made on site in the millwrights shop, a fantastic place to work as a young lad."
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SK3634, 53 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 June, 1987   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 January, 2008
Category
Industry > Works   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 364 340 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.1651N 1:27.6081W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 364 340
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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