Industrial memories, enjoy the nostalgia

When BR steam was in decline – and for some years afterwards – many enthusiasts turned their attention to industrial railways, where a number of collieries, steelworks and other complexes were worked by steam or diesel locomotives, including those sold by British Railway. Enjoy some nostalgia… 

Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST No. 9405 is captured tipping slag near the coast at Haig Colliery, Whitehaven, on September 4, 1962. RM ARCHIVE
Several Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns 0-4-0 crane tanks sit on the loco shed at lunchtime on May 13, 1966 at Doxford Shipyard, Sunderland. The locos were named after local districts around the town, with this view showing Roker (left) and Southwick (centre), together with two classmates. Rail working ceased at the shipyard on February 19, 1971. Four of these unusual locos still survive in preservation. R P HICKMAN/RM ARCHIVE

View more images in the March 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!

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Sam Hewitt