I intend to have a coal wagon with coal sacks to be off loaded on a siding into trucks- so my question us, what was that drop off point called ?
Coal was never ever pre loaded into sacks before arrival in the yard, that affectation being a very modern contrivance post rail delivery, always being loose and weighed into sacks by the Merchant. If you look at Coal Merchants delivery lorries you will see that they always carry a set of scales, this was to mollify customers who wanted to ensure they were not getting short measure. Coal would also NEVER be allowed into a goods shed where storage of such delicate items such as ladies fashions, soap, flour sacks etc.Thanks for that info - some of which I knew but I was asking about coal that may have already been loaded into sacks & come to towns for distribution so I have decided to have these open wagons be emptied inside Goods Sheds in the modelling scene.
Doan -eeh go furgetin they girt thick sacks then. They'm full'd ever' day, empt'd down coal 'oles, thun took baak fur fullin' 'gen. Thicky spud seks be gud for now't, yum gorra ave girt evy wuns..... and my goodness gracious me, they do hold more black dust than a Sweep's Boy could collect in a whole week.Mmmm looks like I will have to provide a staithe then to unload coal.
I think that is the one place where coal wagons would NOT have been emptied into sacks! Remember that goods sheds were used for the movement of food items. Coal is the last thing wanted in there!....I have decided to have these open wagons be emptied inside Goods Sheds in the modelling scene.
Wagons with bottom doors have two small white stripes, angled outwards in a V formation on the side doors.Remember that BR-built 16t mineral wagons were largely NOT fitted with underside doors, so not much point running them over drop shutes!