British Steel Corporation

  • Middleton Hunslet appearance makes Ribble gala a success

    Middleton Hunslet appearance makes Ribble gala a success

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    A SHORT-notice agreement to bring the Middleton Railway’s roving Hunslet Brookes No. 1 (2387/1941) to the Ribble Steam Railway (RSR) for its Autumn Steam Gala helped ensure a good turnout for the end-of-season event.  The former Brookes Chemicals Ltd 14in-cylindered 0-6-0ST had recently come to the end of a period of hire at the Pontypool &…

  • Scunthorpe steelworks rail tours remain popular

    Scunthorpe steelworks rail tours remain popular

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    Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society runs rail tours around the busy rail-served complex of British Steel’s Scunthorpe steelworks on selected summer weekends.

  • Industrial Locomotives & Railways of the North East

    Industrial Locomotives & Railways of the North East

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    By Gordon Edgar GORDON Edgar’s series exploring the nation’s industrial railways and systems of Britain continues with this latest volume focusing on the region often credited as being the cradle of the railways over the past 60 years. In industrial railway terms Teeside, County Durham and Northumberland had a bit of everything, from ports to…

  • Cohen’s: A Northamptonshire railway graveyard

    Cohen’s: A Northamptonshire railway graveyard

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    The volume looks at one of the scrapyards which, sadly, locomotives did not get away to start a new life.

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