This book represents a unique insight into the working life of Barrow Hill employees.
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Examples of entries (names omitted)
Cautioned For running E 2424 into turntable hole at Staveley 9/9/12
fined 2/6 Failing to hold points properly at Buxton
Cautioned For putting E 1758 with back part of R tender brake adjusting rod broken in the eye and not reporting it
Reprimanded For putting E1759 away with long steam pipe flange ? flange broke and not reporting it
Reprimanded Putting E 1963 away with R injector short feed pipe cracked against flange and not reporting it
Cautioned To avoid causing annoyance to residents near the railway by allowing engine to blow off steam Totley Brook
Sharply Cautioned Losing time through bad judgement working ? Northwich to Staveley
Cautioned For negligence when assisting in rear, whereby train being divided and delay caused, Bell House Curve and for not properly reporting the case.
Fined 2/6 For allowing 309 to leave the rails through allowing the point handle to slip
Cautioned Not exercising more care and damaging Staveley Cos wagon, Furnace Yard Staveley
Fined 3/6 Negligence whereby a collision was caused between engines and slight damage done Staveley
Cautioned Dropping Tablet Ireland colliery and causing it to be broken
Suspended 2 days Irregular conduct by larking in mess room and thereby causing a Driver to be injured
Discharged Irregular conduct Striking J G Taylor in Shed and Stores
Suspended 2 day sIdling time away
Cautioned Washing hands in Company time
Cautioned For disregarding rule 55 Stretton Goods ? Home signal
Fined 1/- Taking keys to engine home
Cautioned To Strictly obey orders in Future, (Had been instructed to Lodge at Canklow being on excessive hours, but having no food, came home)
Reprimanded For allowing trimmings of engine to get into a very dirty condition resulting in axlebox getting hot when working mineral train
Gratuity 2/- For extinguishing fire in wagon of Coke, Holbrook