Other Industrial Railway Societies and Magazines

 (Updated 24/04/2021)


From time to time other railway and industrial history magazines carry articles that may be of interest to the industrial railway enthusiast. Below are a list of articles in recent issues of such magazines that we feel may be of such interest to visitors to our site.

Railway Bylines (May 2021)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"Northampton Generating Station" pp270-273.
A
short history of this power station, with 5 photos - two 0-4-0ST and one fireless - and a trackplan.

Also other articles on other narrow gauge and branch line railways.

Railway Bylines (April 2021)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"Magnificent Seven; Standard Gauge Industrial Survivors" pp214-217
The stories of 7 standard gauge industrial steam locos that managed to make it into preservation - with a history and a photo of each one.

"Austerities in the Midlands & South Wales" pp224-22
9 large photos, with extended captions, of various "Austerity" 0-6-0ST locos in industrial service.

Also other articles on other narrow gauge and branch line railways.

Wheels of Industry (Volume #4 - April 2021)                                www.shop.kelsey.co.uk/wheels-of-industry

1  "From Ironstone to Silica at Earls Barton" - narrow gauge railways that once served iron ore pits in Northamptonshire, but later worked at extracting silica sand.
2  "Industrial Railways of the Lothians" - a selection of pictures of industrial locos at work in
the three Lothian counties in Scotland.
3  "Narrow Gauge in the Vale of Belvoir" - the narrow gauge systems the served the iron ore operations around Eaton & Eastwell in Leicestershire.
4  "A well thought out design - The Borrows well-tank" - the history of this design, which was originally produced by Edward Borrows and later copied by other firms.
5  "The Carrickfergus Pecketts" - the Peckett 0-4-0STs which worked at
the Courtaulds Ltd factory in Northern Ireland.
6  "Hardwick's Yard April 1964" - various industrial steam locos which were found dumped at this scrapyard in Ewell in London.
7  "Coal on the Coast - The Saundersfoot Railway" - the history of this Scottish colliery railway, which was of the unusual gauge of 4ft 0in, with very squat steam locos.
8  "West Cumberland Iron" - industrial steam that worked at the iron ore mines at Hodbarrow and Millom on the Cumbrian coast.
9  "Charles Wall's Locomotives" - the strange collection of steam locos, mostly home-made, which were used by the contractor Charles Wall Ltd.
10 "The Last Years of Industrial Steam Locomotive Building - Part 2" - conclusion of a survey of the last industrial steam locos, built in the post-war period.
11 "Early Hudswell Clarke Internal Combustion Locomotives" - an overview of HC's early i.c. locos, which included locos, railcars and even miniature, steam-outline locos.
12 "Betchworth Limeworks - Five railways on four gauges!" - a short history of this limeworks in Surrey, with various systems, including one of the odd gauge of 3ft 2¼in.

Note: this is predicted to be the last in this series of 4 industrial railway "bookazines" - at least for the moment.

Railway Bylines (March 2021)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"BICC Railway Visit 1968" pp160-163
A short history of this 3ft 6in gauge industrial system, which served the works of British Insulated Callender's Cables in Erith, Kent, and which was visited by a party from the University
College London Railway Society in 1968, just before the system closed in May of that year. This article includes 8 photos, with mostly lengthy captions.

"In Search of Great Western Survivors: Part 1" pp164-167
Tracing various ex-GWR tank locos that saw
further service at industrial sites, especially with the NCB, in South Wales and Durham. With 8 large photos

"Famous Around Here" pp176-181
A short article, with 10 photos, of various industrial steam & diesel workings in the Castleford area of West Yorkshire - plus an OS large scale map of the area.

"Two Old Survivors" pp194-196
A history - with 6 photos - of ex-East & West Junction Railway locos No.1 (BP 1830/1879) and HOPE (YE 185/1872), during their later industrial service at coal mines.

Also other articles on other narrow gauge and branch line railways.

Locomotives International Issue 129  (February - March 2021)                 www.mainlineandmaritime.co.uk

"The Braden Copper Mountain Railway" pp10-13
The history of this railway in Chile, which linked the copper mines at Sewell with an interchange with the Chilean State Railways at Rancagua, and which operated from 1911 to c.1978. The line was 2ft 6in gauge and its motive power consisted mainly of Shay articulated locos, until Whitcomb
diesels were acquired in 1947-9.

"Lost Treasures of the Philippines: La Carlota (II)" pp10-11
5 more photos of US-built steam locos that worked at this big sugar mill system on Negros Island, taken in the early 1980's.

Also other articles about non-industrial narrow gauge subjects and modeling n.g. railways.

NG & Industrial Railway Modelling Review No.125 (January 2021)         narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk

"Green Energy Recycled Locomotives of Llechwedd" pp213-221
The story of the two OHW electric locos at Llechwedd Slate Quarry in Wales that were rebuilt from two Bagnall 0-4-0ST locos "MARGARET" and "EDITH". The article includes
large scale (1:32) drawings of both of these locos, in their second, electric life.

"Jössen Train Ferry" pp231-234
The story of an unusual train ferry in Northern Germany, that was used to carry 600mm gauge trains belonging to a brickworks across the river Weser from claypits on the east bank to the works on the west bank. Includes a map of the lines serving the ferry and diagrams
explaining it's unique method of operation.

Also other articles about non-industrial narrow gauge subjects and modeling n.g. railways.

Locomotives International Issue 128  (December 2020/January 2021)                 www.mainlineandmaritime.co.uk

"Lost Treasures of the Philippines: La Carlota (I)" pp60-61
6 photos of US-built steam locos that worked at this big sugar mill system on Negros Island, taken in the early 1980's.

Also other articles about non-industrial narrow gauge subjects and modeling n.g. railways.

Railway Bylines (February 2021)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"Somerset Coalfield and Railways in the Early 1970s" pp102-109
A survey of the coalmines
around Radstock in their final days in the 1970s. With 13 photos and 3 O.S. maps.

"Trains Cross Here, But So Do..." pp110-111.
2 photos of No.2 (AB ?/?) 0-4-0ST of the North Eastern Gas Board, working over the connecting line into Huddersfield Gas Works, taken on 11th September 1953.

"Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners" pp112-119.
The
history of the railway system at the harbour in Londonderry, which included mixed gauge tracks to provide access for the 3ft gauge Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway. With 12 photos a large scale OS map of local layout in 1905.

"Barnstone Cement Works" pp132-135.
A short history of the cement works at Barnstone in Nottinghamshire, with 6 photos taken on a visit in 10th May 1969.

"Tymawr Times" pp138-143.
A short history of Tymawr Colliery in South Wales, with 8 photos taken on visits in its last days, which ended with the raising of the last tub of coal on 21st June 1983.

"BETTY at the Chapel" pp144-145.
A large format photo of BETTY (Peckett 1968/39) of the Nevill's Dock & Railway Co. - outside the Siloah Independent Chapel in Llanelly - taken on 20th November 1961.

Also other articles on other narrow gauge and branch line railways.

Railway Bylines (January 2021)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"STANTON No.24" pp74-75
Three photos, taken in the late 1950s/early 1960s, of 0-4-0 crane tank loco STANTON No.23 (1875/25) on the internal rail system of Stanton Ironworks Co., Ilkeston, Derbyshire. With a brief history of this loco, now preserved, and its 7 sister locos.

"Providence Provided" pp82-83.
2 photos, taken in March 1959, of 0-4-0WT No.3 (Borrows 37/1898), being serviced, at the works of the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co.Ltd., Wallsend, Northumberland. The text includes a short history of the locos of this type, built by Borrows and later by Kerr, Stuart.

Also other articles on other narrow gauge and branch line railways.

Railway Bylines (December 2020)                             www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"
Tongham Gas Works, Aldershot, 21 April 1956" pp14-17
A brief history of his gas works, with 5 photos taken on the above date, with their Peckett 0-4-0ST at work.

"An Industrial Mixed Bag" pp18-21
6 photos of
assorted industrial steam in action around the country, generally taken in the late 1950s.

"GEORGE JENNINGS, Gone But Not Forgotten" pp28-29.
The history of the South Western Pottery Works at Parkstone, near Poole, Dorset and it's 0-4-0ST "GEORGE JENNINGS" (Peckett 920/1902), with two photos of the loco and an OS map of the site.

"AMAZON at Lowca" p30
2 photos of the "Austerity" 0-6-0ST "AMAZON" (VF 5297/1945) at the
NCB's Lowca system near Whitehaven, seen during an enthusiast's tour in either March 1968 or May 1969.

"Not Any Old Iron, But Cargo Fleet Iron" pp32-39
The history of the Cargo Fleet Iron Co., and it's massive iron & steel works at Middlesbrough in North Yorkshire. With a sketch map of the railway network between Middlesbrough and Redcar and a section of the large scale OS map of 1929. Also 8 photos of its steam locos

"Officially Barclay: More of the Caledonia Works Official Photographs" pp40-41
3 more official works photos of various industrial steam locos; 2 standard gauge, and 1 narrow gauge, all with extended captions.

Also other articles about non-industrial narrow gauge subjects and modeling n.g. railways.

Railway Bylines (November 2020)                                                        www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"GORDON the Taff Vale Engine" pp564-
565
A short article with 3 photos about the ex-Taff Vale 0-6-2T that was sold by the GWR to the Longmoor Military railway, before being resold to the NCB for use in Durham. Finally it was donated for preservation in 1960.

"JUDY and ALFRED" pp568-575
The story of "low-height" Bagnall 0-4-0ST's JUDY and ALFRED, which worked at the Port of Par in Cornwall, before finally finding a home in preservation on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway. With 11 large photos of the locos and 2 of the low bridge that resulted in their diminutive stature.

"Iron Ore at Eastwell" p586-587
3 photos of the 3ft gauge rail system at the Eastwell Quarries opencast iron-ore pits in Leicestershire, which closed in 1959.

"On Shed..." pp588
2 photos of loco sheds (and steam locos) at NCB's Albion Colliery and Richard Thomas & Baldwins' Pontardawe Steel Works, both in South Wales.

"Officially Barclay: More of the Caledonia Works Official Photographs" pp590-5917
4 more official works photos of various industrial 0-4-0T locos built by Andrew Barclay, two of which were crane tanks.

"More from Margam Iron & Steel Works - Finale" pp476-481
8 more photos of this South Wales steelworks, including 6 of the '9xx' class Bo-Bo diesels, and 2 of rolling stock, including one of a slag ladle.

Also other articles about non-industrial narrow gauge subjects and modeling n.g. railways.

NG & Industrial Railway Modelling Review No.124 (October 2020)         narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk

"Arizona Copper Company 20 Inch Gauge Locomotive No.8" pp167-173
The story of H.K. Porter 1735 of 1897, a 0-4-4ST which was supplied to the Arizona Copper Co's. mine, near Clifton, Arizona, USA. The article includes
large scale (1:32) drawings of the loco.

"Tank Locomotive for 2ft Gauge - Archive Material from ENGINEERING Magazine" pp187/192
Details of a Black Hawthorn 0-4-2ST supplied to
the Linz Colliery Co., Co.Durham, with detailed maker's engineering drawings.

Also other articles about non-industrial narrow gauge subjects and modeling n.g. railways.

Wheels of Industry (Volume #3 - October 2020)                                www.shop.kelsey.co.uk/wheels-of-industry

1  "Building the Chessington Branch" - the locos used by McAlpine's contract to build this Southern Railway branch in the 1930's.
2  "Narrow Gauge at Hadfield's" - the steam locos used on the internal 2ft gauge rail system in Hadfield's Hecla and East Hecla steel works in Sheffield.
3  "The Hornsby-Akroyd Oil Locomotives" - the story of these early i.c. locomotives.
4  "Whittingham Hospital Railway" - the private line that linked this "lunatic
asylum" in Lancashire to the main line.
5  "From Main Line to Industry" - a selection of ex-mainline steam locos, that went on to see further life on industrial railways.
6  "Three Gauges at Holborough" - the four
separate, internal lines, on standard, 3ft and 2ft gauge, that served the cement works at Holborough in Kent.
7  "Whitehaven Industrials" - various locos that worked in the industries around this steel town in Cumbria.
8  "Dorset's Locomotive Builder Stephen Lewin & Co." - the history of this small, short-lived loco builder located in Poole in Dorset.
9  "The Last Years of Industrial Steam Locomotive Building - Part 1" - a
survey of the last industrial steam locos, built in the post-war period.
10 "Kerr Stuart's Narrow Gauge
Locomotives" - the various narrow gauge steam locos built by this Stoke-on-Trent builder, before it closed in 1930.
11 "The Beckton Gasworks Railway" - the locomotive fleet on the extensive rail
system of this giant gasworks in Essex, in its time the biggest in the world.
12 "Cornwall's Last Industrial Steam" - the last days of steam working at the Cornish ports of Par & Falmouth, which ended in 1977 (Par) and Falmouth (1978).
13  "Industrial Steam in Lanarkshire" - a selection of pictures of industrial steam at work in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Railway Bylines (October 2020)                                                       
www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"Newlyn Harbour and Penlee
Quarry" pp504-511
A short history of the harbour at Newlyn in Cornwall, and the 2ft gauge industrial line that carried crushed stone from a nearby quarry to the harbour. With 9 large photos of the harbour and the rail system.

"Scotland the Brave 3 - Barclays Six and Four Coupled" pp512-513.
3 large photos of Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST & 0-6-0ST steam locos at coal mines in Scotland.

"A Teddy Bear Tale" pp515-519
The story of 3 visits to the iron ore operations at Harston, Corby & Buckminster in the East Midlands, in 1968 & 1969, including the IRS tour of Corby in fog on 11th January 1969.

"Officially Barclay: More of the Caledonia Works Official Photographs" pp536-537
3 official works photos of various industrial 0-4-0ST locos built by Andrew Barclay, with extended captions.

"Not Ambling in Amble" p542-547
A short
history of NCB collieries and railway operations that fed coal to the staithes at Amble, on the River Coquet, in Northumbria. With a sketch map of these lines, and 7 large photos of operations in steam days.

Also other articles on other narrow gauge and branch line railways.

Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette (September/October 2020)          www.NGSLgazette.com

"Forney Locomotives in the Woods" pp52-55
A short history the "Forney" types steam locomotive, which was a 0-4-4 rear tank (and some times 0-6-4T) much used on the elevated railroads in several major US cities. When these systems were electrified early in the 20th century, many of these locos found further employment on
various logging lines. The article includes 8 photos of locos in such operations.

Railway Bylines (September 2020)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"Scotland the Brave 2 - More Barclays" pp466-7.
3 photos -  one of 0-4-0ST No.17 (AB 2292/1951) at Manor Powis Colliery, and two of No.6 (AB 2043/1937) at Dollar Colliery - taken by Alan Baker during a visit on 18th September 1969.

"Snapshot of the Durham Coalfield 29th July 1970" pp468-475.
8 large photos of various locos working, and the surrounding
infrastructure, during a visit to the Durham coalfield in 1970.

"More from Margam Iron & Steel Works" pp476-481
12 more photos of this South Wales steelworks, including 5 of diesel 903 as new, a track plan of most of the works, and 3 of slag ladles.

"Bristol Connections at Mountain Ash" pp488-490
5 photos of 0-6-0STs Fox Walker (242/1874) and SIR JOHN (AE 1680/1914) at Mountain Ash colliery in South Wales.

"By The Waters of Aman and Cynon - Aberaman and Deep Duffryn Collieries" p494-497.
5 large photos of steam at work at these two South Wales collieries in 1962 and 1979.

Also other articles on other narrow gauge and branch line railways.

Railway Bylines (August 2020)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

" 'Churchill's White Elephant' - The Slough Trading Estate and Its Railway" pp404-413
The history of this trading estate and its railway system, which was founded as a Ministry of Munitions depot in WW1, and later became a trading estate after the war. With a map of the system and photos of its steam locos, which remained in use until the closure of the system on 27th April 1973.

"More from Margam Iron & Steel Works" pp416-421
12 more photos of the diesel locos at this South Wales steelworks, including those of a couple of rather spectacular accidents!

"Two Days in July - Cannock Wood Colliery, 7 and 9 July 1970" pp422-431.
16 large photos of working steam on the system at Cannock Wood Colliery, during two visits to this pit in the West Midlands in July 1970.

"Scotland the Brave 1 - No.41 In Action at Kinniel Colliery" pp432-3.
3 photos of 0-4-0ST No.41 (AB 1107/1907) working at this West Lothian colliery, taken by Alan Baker during a visit on 18th September 1969.

"Bowaters Bulletin 13 - EXCELSIOR at Home" p435.
1 more large photo of 0-4-2ST EXCELSIOR outside the loco shed at Bowater's paper mill at Sittingbourne in Kent.

Also other articles on other narrow gauge and branch line railways.

BackTrack (August 2020)                                www.pendragonpublishing.co.uk

"Thoughts on Scottish Coal  Part Three" pp422-425
The third in a series of articles on the Scottish coal industry and its locomotives. This part covers the NCB Western Area; the mines formerly owned by the Dalmellington Iron Co. at Waterside.

Also other articles, on UK public railways.

NG & Industrial Railway Modelling Review No.123 (July 2020)   narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk

"18 Inch Gauge Deptford Diesel" pp125-128
The story of Hunslet 1735 of 1933, which was supplied to the Deptford Army Supply Depot near London. The article
includes large scale (12mm = 1 foot) drawings of this loco as built, and as later fitted with a more weather-resistant cab.

Also other articles about non-industrial narrow gauge subjects and modeling n.g. railways.

Railway Bylines (July 2020)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"Steam on the Chase" pp354-361
Featuring the shunting
activities of steam locos at West Cannock and Littleton Collieries in South Staffordshire. With 11 large photos of steam in the 1960s & early 1970s. Also two large scale track plans of these pits.

"Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn Darlington Style" p361
A large photo of new diesel locos lined up inside the works of the builder RSH. Most of the locos visible
appear to be industrial shunters, both standard and narrow gauge.

"Clag, Clag, Glorious Clag" p365
1 large photo, with extended caption, of two steam locos outside the shed at NCB Harworth Colliery, with large, smoking piles of clinker and ash
scattered around. taken in 1956.

"Bowaters Bulletin 12 - LEADER At Work, Summer 1968" pp374-375.
3 photos of LEADER (0-4-2ST, KS 926/1906) working on the 2ft 6in gauge system at Bowater's paper mill at Sittingbourne in Kent, taken in the summer of 1968.

"North Walbottle" p376
2 photos, with extended captions, of "Austerity" 0-6-0ST No.34 (RSH 7179/1944) working the miner's passenger train at this pit near Newcastle.

"Electric Dawn - or should it be - Battery-Electric Dawn?" p377
A full page photo of the pioneering Derby-built 4-wheel battery-electric loco of 1915, which was the shunter at the Midland Railway's West India Docks Coal Depot in East London.

"Ravensworth Park Drift" pp378-381
6 large photos, with extended captions, of locos working this coal mine's cross-country
line in Durham's Team Valley, taken in 1967-68.

"A Thames-side Paper Mill" pp386-389
6 large photos, with extended captions, of the locomotives at the Empire Ppaer Mills, at Greenhithe in Kent. These were R4 class Peckett (1880/1935) and two 0-4-0 fireless locos, Barclay 1561 of 1917; and O&K 2499 of 1907..

"More Maerdy" pp396-397
3 more photos of an 0-4-0ST Peckett working this NCB line to Maerdy Colliery, taken on a visit on 21st October 1967.

Also other articles on local & branch line railways.

Old Glory (June 2020)                                www.oldglory.co.uk

Note: although "Old Glory" magazine mainly covers vintage road machines, including traction engines etc., for some time it has been adding a few articles on industrial railway steam, mostly written by our member Andrew Neale. Therefore I am listing these articles when I come across them.

"Rivals to Sentinel's Railcars and Locomotives" pp30-35
A survey of various
companies who tried to produce steam shunters with vertical boilers and cylinders in competition to Sentinel, with little success. Companies mentioned include Clayton and Atkinson-Walker, among others.

Also other articles on the history of road and rail based transportation equipment.

Railway Bylines (June 2020)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"Iron Ore Holiday" pp322-323
A short article on the ironstone mining operation of the Indian Iron & Steel Company in Manoharpur, with 3 photos of their operations, including two of their 2ft 6in gauge Barclay 0-4-2T locos, all taken on 24-26th January 1978.

"All Quiet on the Nailstone Front" pp342-347
10 photos of Nailstone Colliery near Leicester, mostly taken on Sundays in 1969, when there was no steam action! In fact by then the three 'Austerities' were in their last days here, being replaced by a modern diesel. Mining at Nailstone ceased in 1967, but coal from other collieries was wound here until the last closed in 1991.

Also other articles on other narrow gauge and branch line railways.

BackTrack (June 2020)                                www.pendragonpublishing.co.uk

"Thoughts on Scottish Coal  Part Two" pp360-364
The second in a series of articles on the Scottish coal industry and its locomotives. This part covers the NCB Central Area; the mines formerly owned by the Callendar Coal Co. and the Redding Colliery Co.

Also other articles, on UK public railways.

Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette (May/June 2020)          www.NGSLgazette.com

"Two Other Skookums" pp52-55
SKOOKUM was a 2-4-4-2 Mallet, built by Baldwin in 1906 for the Little River Lumber Co., and now returned to steam. However two other locos with that name were also built for logging companies in the USA. The first was a 2-4-2ST built by Baldwin in 1885, while
the second was a 0-4-2ST built by Porter in 1888. This article gives a history of these two locos, the second of which also still survives in preservation.

BackTrack (May 2020)                                www.pendragonpublishing.co.uk

"Steam in the North East Coalfiend
" pp304-5
5 colour photos of 0-6-0STs at work in this coalfield, all taken in July 1972.

Also other articles, on UK public railways.

BackTrack (April 2020)                                www.pendragonpublishing.co.uk

"Thoughts on Scottish Coal  Part One" pp213-217
The first in a series of articles on the Scottish coal industry and its locomotives. The first part covers the NCB Areas of Highlands and Fife

Also other articles, on UK public railways.