From a new contributor to the site, Andrew Dutton, a series of photos taken at South Pelaw Junction on 17 March 1984, the day the last train ran to Consett.
Further to the post I made yesterday showing the final iron ore train to Consett, the gentleman who took those photos paid a visit to the same location yesterday at the same time that he took the photos 40 years ago. So, forty years ago: And, yesterday, forty years later:
Forty years ago today, the final iron ore train ran to Consett Steelworks. On 10 September 1980 it all came to an end with the running of 6K60, the 18:15 Redcar to Consett ore train hauled by 37053 and 37055, the final ore train to run to Consett. The photographer who took the shots of…
From Craig Oliphant, two new photos of track lifting at Greencroft between Annfield Plain and East Castle on 12 April 1984 taken from the unusual vantage point of the private sidings of the Ransome Hoffman and Pollard factory.