The 1893 Originals – 17 – Windscreens for Winter

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At the end of the 1960s, the Cars departmental use was becoming much more in demand during the winter months. In the Spring/Winter of 1969, wooden windscreens were fitted to both ends of Car No.1 to protect the motorman from the elements, in addition to manual wipers.
Although initially intended as a temporary fixture (the car having them removed for the Summer of 1969), No.1 ended up retaining the windscreens on a permanent basis from Winter 1969 onwards.

© Travel Lens Photographic

© Travel Lens Photographic

Car No.1 is pictured here with it’s new windscreens on the fan at Derby Castle Car Shed in the early 1970s, waiting for deployment with Weedkilling Wagon No.9. © Travel Lens Photographic

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