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Jack Woodcock, Whitmore signalman, pulls off for a down fast train

Jack Woodcock has asked 'Is Line Clear?' from Madeley (towards Crewe) and is waiting for the Madeley signalman to give Line Clear before pulling off the Down Fast home signal. Notice the red and green flags over the door, the key on the left doorpost, and a pair of scissors on the right. The stove is in the right foreground, with the kettle on top. Blacking the stove was one job Jack did while I worked the box. He also mopped out and polished the floor, and sometimes cleaned the windows outside. There was no walkway and had to hold onto handrails. Photo from John Woodcock's collection.