Wheel tapping, 1936
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Wheel tapping, 1936

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Description

Testing the wheels of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway Princess Royal class 4-6-2 locomotive number 6212 Duchess of Kent, 1936. The wheel tapper hit the locomotive's wheels with a long hammer and could detect from the sound it made whether there were any flaws or cracks in the wheels. The inspector was also responsible for checking brakes and couplings.
 

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10633562
 

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