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Monday, 2 February 1970

Royston Power Station

Royston Power Station is the location of these two photos, one taken at the power station and the other a short way along the tramway. My two friends and I were very fortunate to have been able to ride the haulage car up from the foot of the Rubicon Power Station, alongside the pipeline, then along the aqueduct on the small scooter electric vehicle. There was also a larger, two bogie vehicle that resemble a conventional tramcar, but was only used for bigger work, also battery operated.

In this photo, the operator, on the left, is connecting the batteries to the scooter after disconnecting from the charging system. The dork on the right is a very young Geoff Baxter wearing a raincoat that was the height of fashion at the times, as where the Wellies.

From the collection of Michael Brudar
An unfortunate shot of 3 arses, caught by Mike as the rest of us were re-railing the scooter after a minor derailment.
From the collection of Michael Brudar
 More recently, Ron Welsh's son Daniel contributed the following 3 photos taken from a point very close to the power station. In the first shot, you can see the siding off the main line to the room in the basement of the power station where the little scooter used to be stored. The next shot is taken in the opposite direction and the shots of the skips are also in the same area.


Photo by Daniel Welsh

Photo by Daniel Welsh


Photo by Daniel Welsh
 

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