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Offline JohnG

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Re: Cold Blow Rail Gun
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 17:41:11 »
Yes, it was built for the railway guns but was only used for storing ammunition trucks.

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Re: Cold Blow Rail Gun
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 14:25:09 »
Since it is a curved spur, could it have been built to allow a gun to fire through a specific arc for some eventuality?

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Re: Cold Blow Rail Gun
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2012, 18:21:44 »
This is a 1946 Aerial Photo of the Cold Blow Railway Spur near Walmer.  It is not a very good photograph.

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Re: Cold Blow Rail Gun
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 18:08:27 »
There was a railway spur built at Cold Blow.  I can do a map showing it if required, it shows up on some APs.  It was only used for storing ammunition trucks.

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Re: Cold Blow Rail Gun
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 18:05:12 »
The 3 13.5 inch railway guns were housed in the Guston tunnel. There could have been a spur at Walmer but to me it seem a long way away from the safe cover of Guston tunnel, leaving it open to attack.
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Re: Cold Blow Rail Gun
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 17:58:34 »
The Marine Guns

Royal Marine Siege Regiment :

'B' Battery No.3 Troop, 4 Troop, 5 & 6 Troop manned the 4 13.5in Guns, Sceneshifter, Piecemaker and Gladiator at Guston and Bruce at St.Margaret's.

Can't find anything about Walmer though.

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Cold Blow Rail Gun
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 16:34:54 »
Looking at a brief history of Walmer Station the other day, it mentioned that in 1940 a spur was built at the 'Devil's Firs' at Cold Blow, near Walmer, to accomodate a 13.5" rail mounted gun manned by the Royal Marines Siege Regiment. Anyone know anything about this?

 

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