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16t minerals


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50 minutes ago, Gordon A said:

In the third picture the slope sided mineral is branded "TSGB" for internal use only". 

 

Not bad as Scottish Gas Board gaffs go;

 

16540537191_a966deeaea_b.jpgAriel view of Granton Gas Works showing Granton Gasworks Station on the right by Kenneth G Williamson, on Flickr

 

A few 16 tonners in this view along side the tar tanks and AB's.

 

https://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/SAR011154

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Clearly a model, second  radius curves and the matchbox car looks out of place too!

 

(Actually, I wonder if that scene could be modelled on a 4ft by 8ft base board?)

 

 

Kev.

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Just a nudge back to the front page for this thread, with a couple of dull images of an actual wagon, albeit in departmental use:

 

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‘Livery’ seems to be rust, but with an triangle on the door.  I’ve tried to make out the lettering but failed.  However, given the location (on the Liverpool Street – Cambridge route; ‘West Anglia’ in today’s parlance) I suspect something to do with the Divisional Civil Engineers yard at Leyton.

 

Regards

TMc

20/07/2021

 

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13 minutes ago, The Johnster said:

Amazing what you can pick up at that Meadow Hall centre, isn't it...

 

I had a friend pick up a rather nasty disease there. That taught him; he never did any picking up there again!

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As a 7 or 8 year old, I remember the cranes at Ardrossan Harbour lifting 16t minerals in a cradle, slewing, then tipping the wagons into the hold of a ship.

 

https://maps.nls.uk/view/130198179#zoom=5&lat=3380&lon=4807&layers=BT

 

The ship was in the tidal harbour, just to the left of the jetty in the centre of this map view. The crane is marked on the map

 

image.png.848275755e3fe77a27e1d4b2650ebdc7.pngphoto from Canmore, showing the berth used, empty.

 

Fascinating to a youngster.

 

Regards

 

Ian.

 

 

 

 

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