Nice photos. Very useful. Too many people (including me!!) tend to look at the train/loco and forget the infrastructure. Well done!!
Quote:.... I've thought of place to eat / drink as teamroom, or similar, not a mess. I think that is very off putting term, especially when you come to eat something
They've had messes on ships for at least 350 years - I doubt that they'll change now just because you find it off-putting. In the navy you might have a nick-name based on your name. Very few know the origins of the nickname
Taylor - Buck
Green - Jimmy
Bennett - Wiggy. In the days of men wearing wigs there was a wig-maker by the name of Bennett who lived near the dockyard. We're going back to the 1600s now!!