Ore Hoppers?

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Dave Lochrie
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Ore Hoppers?

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I was checking through some photographs listeded as one thing, for other content (0-4-2's for another topic in this case) which caused me to re-examine this early 1900's contemporary published shot of the "Approaches to Carlisle". Given the limited quality of the plate, what at first glance appeared to be a shadow inside the two CR mineral wagons closest to the camera, I now realise is probably the slope of a hopper wagon.
Now I could wait for the book, but are these some of the West-Cumberland Ore Traffic Hopper Wagons?
Wrong topic heading but can anyone identify the precise location?
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jim mac
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Re: Ore Hoppers?

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The wagons are actually lettered 'Hooper Wagon' along the top plank, the image will feature in the Wagon Book, but here is a taster.
This location appears in a other CR images, perhaps someone can identify the signal box.
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The photograph was by Paterson Rutherford.
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