Motive power on the waggonways constructed to serve collieries in the North-East of England was provided by horses. These hard working – and hard-worked – animals needed to be looked after. They required stabling, veterinary care, and plenty to eat and to drink. The steam locomotives built to work traffic on the region’s railways required the same attention. The purpose of this book is to examine the facilities installed by railway companies to supply locomotives with fuel and water.
Comprising notes on: water softening; water troughs; water pumping stations; water tanks; water columns; turntables; coaling.