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The Station pub Uckfield 24 9 2022

The sign on this pub in the middle of Sussex, midway between London and the south coast, shows a branchline station somewhere in the West Country with two small Great Western tank engines and an autocoach of a GWR design. Autocoaches operated in a push and pull arrangement, with suitably modified engines, that allowed the driver to control the engine, from the coach, when that was leading. I suspect that the sign was bought 'off-the-peg' without any regard for the appropriateness of the image to the pub's location.
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Jaap van 't Veen said:

Lovely collage.
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Phil Sutters replied to Jaap van 't Veen:

Thanks, Jaap.
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Andy Rodker said:

Well at least it gave you something to make a comment on and as pub signs go, this goes!
7 weeks ago

Phil Sutters replied to Andy Rodker:

A nice enough sign for somewhere down west. If you have an interest in something like railways, you notice anomalies like this. There was a pub sign on the Somerset & Dorset Hotel in Burnham-on-Sea, well after the line there was cut, which had a picture of one of the Somerset and Dorset's big 2-8-0 goods engines, which wasn't allowed up the 25 mile plus rural line from Evercreech to Burnham.
7 weeks ago