The ‘Peaks’, Class 45 and Class 46 diesels, were relatively rare sights on the line over the years although a Class 46 was the first diesel to haul an iron ore train form Tyne Dock to Consett in 1962. Here we have three photos, from Craig Oliphant, of a 45 and a 46 on track…
42 years ago today on 12th September 1980, Consett Steelworks closed. From Paul, a regular contributor to the site, here are a number of press cuttings reporting on the closure.
Paul Matthews who has contributed a number of photos to the site has gone back to Consett, replicated a number of the photos taken by him and his father and superimposed over them over the originals, an excellent video here:
A short video showing a few movements on the EM gauge layout of South Pelaw taken a couple of weeks ago during a running session we had for the layout.