I am a volunteer lampman at Eardington station on the Severn Valley Railway, where we have set up a small lamp room dedicated to the repair, restoration and display of railway lamps from the pre-electric era.
We have a modest collection of working hand lamps, signal lamps, loco lamps, platform lamps and related items. The station is lit entirely by oil, as there’s no electricity supply on site.
I wonder if any other preserved railway has anyone working in a similar role?
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SVR trains don’t currently stop at Eardington, but here is an image taken at a recent steam gala, when we open the station for photographers and the public.
I would welcome hearing from other readers of your excellent magazine who are engaged in the preservation of historic railway lighting.
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