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LNER Route: Leicester to Marylebone

Rugby Central Station: gcrcs54

Another view of the Howitzer Battery being loaded by its crew at the Army Ordnance Depot at Barby

Another view of the Howitzer Battery being loaded by its crew at the Army Ordnance Depot at Barby. As can be seen the gun and ammunition carriage was made secure by chocking the wheels and fastening them with chains and straps. This process would have to be supervised by the railway for safety reasons which is what we presume the railway worker is doing. The carriage at the rear of the wagons would be for the transportation of the crew of Howitzer Battery. It is also probable that the horses that were used to haul the Howitzer Battery would also be carried in horse boxes as part of the same train. These would have been marshalled behind the locomotive's tender in order to minimise the amount of jolting they would receive when transported by loose coupled stock.

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