National Railway Museum photographs taken in Kings Cross Yard.
In effect, a long lever that would provide enough purchase between a wheel and the railway line.
Well, there's one on E-bay right now. Only trouble is it is in Wales and I'm in Settle so enquiries are in hand as to its weight. Then I can see if a courier can be found who can oblige.
Meantime, I thought you would be interested. Well, if it crops up at a quiz night you'll thank me for this broadening of your horizons.
Sadly this looks like falling through as carriage would be something north of £100 as the item weighs 26 kg and is just over 3m long. Unless anybody has a van or lorry that goes to south Wales sometimes. Some you win.
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We think we may have found a way to get this up here sometime. Pinchbars move in mysterious ways. The back axle of our 1914 Model T Ford came here under the driver's seat, as it were, of jumbo jet from America. A pinchbar from Wales should be less of a challenge.