Up empties at Thornaby Station

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  • Description

    "View eastwards, towards Middlesbrough, Saltburn etc.; ex-North Eastern Tees-side main line. The train is typical of the constant flow of freight traffic to and from the Newport Yards and the heavy industry of the Middlesbrough area, which dominated the passenger services. The traffic was so intensive that the men who worked these engines in the District were paid a mileage bonus and therefore thrashed them. The ex-NE Q6 (No. 63388) with a long train of empty mineral wagons is probably working from Newport Yard to a colliery in Co. Durham, which will return with coal for the steelworks in the Middlesbrough District; it was blasting up through Thornaby station on full throttle - and a splendid noise." Photo by Ben Brooksbank, 1961.
  • Owner

    Ben Brooksbank
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2346067
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years ago
    Viewed: 418 times
    Picture Taken: 1961-04-20
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