The area alongside the water tower was a coal yard. This meant trainloads of coal wagons, just like this one, using the sidings. Would you believe it we have been offered one? These 16 ton trucks were once very common all over the country but they are now quite rare as they were scrapped in their thousands. The picture shows a very posh one at the National Railway Museum.
We have a short length of track leading to our buffers which could accommodate a truck just fine. People keep asking what will be my next project so I may have found the answer. Watch this space.