"No, but I used to have a cab from Deltic 55021 in my garden". Furthermore he said that as a 16 year old he had photographed our water tower in 1983. He said he would try to find the pictures and e-mail them to me. Good as his word, here they are:
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Picture quality has come on a bit of course but next time there are grumbles about the coal truck I shall plead relative sanity compared with a locomotive cab.
In passing Steven mentioned a coal truck at the long since (1967) closed Wheathampstead Station in Hertfordshire, on the former line between Hatfield and Dunstable:
OK, this isn't in anybody's garden but the villagers have lovingly preserved what is left of their station and have restored a coal truck, with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund.