portable "step boxes"

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Sun Oct 23 20:44:13 EDT 2022

And that is a Pullman step box, next to one of the sleepers.

Ken Miller

> On Oct 23, 2022, at 8:28 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> Just recently ran across this nice step-box image again in the archives. It also wonderfully captures the interaction between the porter and the young passenger.
> John Garner
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> They were not used just at Crewe. I can remember seeing step boxes used at stations with platforms. That first step is pretty high for some people. The portable step boxes were pretty much standard in the 1940's and '50's. And, I think I remember, not just on the N&W.
> Jim Nichols
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