Other Industrial Railway Societies and Magazines

 (Updated 30/11/2021)


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 (December 2021)                             www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"
Swanscombe APCM" pp20-24
8 photos of the Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers (APCM) steam locos, at their works at Swanscombe, Kent, taken during a group visit in 1968.

"SNIPEY at Hodbarrow" p25
1 large photo, with an extended caption, of "SNIPEY" (N 4004/90) in steam at
the Millom Hematite Ore & Iron Works, Hodbarrow (Cumbria), taken on 18th March 1968.

"Beckton - The Last Years" pp42-47.
The story of the last few years of the giant coal-gas works at Beckton in Essex, once the world's biggest. Illustrated with 14 photos of their steam fleet, taken between 1959 and 1963, plus 2 track plans, of the gas works and it's associated by-products works

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

Archive (No.112 - December 2021)                                www.lightmoor.co.uk

"HAWTHORNS & Co. - And The Leith Engine Works" pp2-20
The short history of this Scottish engineering works, which built quite a number of steam locomotives, quite a number of them new for industrial service, or which went to public railways, and were later sold on into industry. The article includes a list of known locos and a 3½ page summery of the 189 ships that Hawthorns built between 1871 and 1924.

"The Development of Port Penrhyn - Part One: 1760-1879" pp34-45
The first part of a history of this North Wales slate-shipping port, which formed the northern terminus of the Penrhyn Quarry Railway. With three large scale plans, showing the developing narrow- and then standard-gauge rail systems around the port.

Also other articles on other industrial and transport history subjects.

Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review No.128 (October 2021)         narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk

"Andrew Barclay - GLYDER" pp346-349
A short history of AB 1994 of 1931, a 2ft gauge 0-4-0WT, which was originally named GREY and was supplied to the
Durham County Water Board's Burnhope Reservoir contract in Weardale. Later it went to Penrhyn Slate Quarries and then to preservation. With 7 colour photos.

"MOLE - A Unique 0-4-0 Tank Locomotive" pp358-361
The story of this strange looking 0-4-0TG, of which the only photo shows it on the sidings of the Welsh Slate Co. at Portmadoc. With detailed 16mm = 1 foot scale drawings.

"Corris Railway Wagons" pp362-367
An article on various 2ft 3in gauge wagons, with 3 prototype photos, and 8 photos of large scale models. With detailed 1:32 scale drawings of a high-sided open wagon, and a slate slab wagon.

"Dörentruper Sand- und Thonwerke" pp368-375
The story of this unusual 600mm gauge electric-powered sand pit railway in North Germany, which used mostly home-made locos. Includes a detailed track-plan of the system.

"LITTLE SALLY" pp376-379
The history, with 6 large photos, of Black Hawthorn 981/1889 0-4-0ST No.1 LITTLE SALLY, a 2ft 6in gauge loco of the Weardale Lead Company at Rookhope Burn, and later at Stanhopeburn.

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

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

"Corby Iron & Steel Works: Tube Works Locomotives" pp562-
567
A short article about the Tube Works section of this Northamptonshire steel works, with 9 photos of their 0-6-0ST locos working at the BR exchange sidings in 1969.

"By Girder and Trestle over the river Ashop" p575
A large
photo of a train on a temporary wooden trestle bridge, built in 1901-2, by the Derwent Valley Water Board, for their project to construct the Derwent Dam in the Pennines in 1903-15.

"An AB at A&W" p586-587
1 large photo, with an extended caption, about 0-4-0ST Andrew Barclay 2192 of 1944, at the Albright & Wilson Marchon Chemical Works, Whitehaven, on 19th May 1968.

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

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

"Hesketh" pp516-521
A history of the 0-6-0ST HESKETH (Peckett 1068/1905) at the Madeley & Leycett Collieries in Staffordshire, until it's scrapping in January 1966.

"They did it with Over Head Wires" pp525.
1 large photo of No.1, a 4wheel electric loco that worked at Foss Islands Power Station, York, with an extended caption giving the loco's and work's history.

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

Archive (No.111 - September 2021)                                www.lightmoor.co.uk

"The Development of Port Penrhyn - Part Two: 1879-1963" pp52-64
The second (and final) part of a history of this North Wales slate-shipping port, which formed the northern terminus of the Penrhyn Quarry Railway. With six large scale track plans, showing the developing narrow- and then standard-gauge rail systems around the port.

Also other articles on other industrial and transport history subjects.

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

"Cornist" pp458-462.
An article about the loco CORNIST (HC 1503/1923) when it worked at the Shelton Iron, Steel & Coal Co.Ltd. in Staffordshire, with 8 photos and a sketch map of the
company's track layout, including the layout at the nearby Hanley Deep Pit Colliery.

"Imperial Number 1" p463.
1 large photo, taken in August 1967, of 0-4-0F "IMPERIAL No.1"(AB 2373/1956), with a short article on the Imperial Paper Works, Gravesend, Kent.

"The Gibraltar Dockyard Railway in the late 1940s" pp486-493
A short history of the rail
network around "The Rock" in the post-war period, with a sketch map of the system, and 18 photos of the various parts of the system and it's fleet of steam and diesel locos.

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

BackTrack (September 2021)                                www.pendragonpublishing.co.uk

"Back in the Slate Quarries" pp514-516
Seven large B&W photos of narrow gauge steam at work in the Penrhyn and Dinorwic slate quarries of Snowdonia.

Also other articles, on UK public railways.

Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review No.127 (July 2021)   narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk

"Prototype Stub Pointwork Examples" pp298-299
An annex to an article on
modeling stub points, showing real-life examples of such pointwork.

"More Sunday Best - St John's Chapel Lead Mine Mine Tramway" pp310-311
Four photos taken c.1914 of this mine in Durham and it's horse tramway.

"London Brick Company - NUTTY" pp328-330
A brief article about the LBC, mostly featuring their Sentinel geared steam loco NUTTY, with 5 photos of this loco, taken on 2nd August 1960.

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

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

"More of Those Andrew Barclay Officials" pp412-415
6 large official works photos of AB industrial saddle tank locos .

"Butterley B21C" pp419
1 large photo, with an extended caption, of B21C (Home made /1907) dumped out of use at the Butterley Company's Ollerton Colliery in Nottinghamshire. Taken c/1956 when under NCB ownership.

"In Search of Great Western Survivors: Part 2" pp426-431
Tracing various ex-GWR tank locos that saw further service at industrial sites, especially with the NCB in South Wales and the Coventry area, and with London Transport. With 10 photos.

"Falmouth Dockyard Railway" pp438-445.
A short history of operations at the dockyard railway system at Falmouth in Cornwall. With a plan of the docks in 1960, a list of the company's locos, and 18 photos.

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

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

"COALBROOKDALE No.5" pp360-361
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.

"The Mardy Monster" pp396-397
3 more photos of the big 0-6-0ST Peckett at Maerdy Colliery, South Wales, and one of its successor diesel EE 8446/1963.

"Lamport No.3" p382-387
The story of the preservation of "Lamport No.3" (0-6-0ST, WB 2670/1942) by a group of enthusiasts (some of them still at school) and its later life at the Shackerstone and now the East Anglian Railway Museum. With 11 photos.

"Streetwise in Huddersfield - The Beaumont Street Flyer" pp388-391.
6 photos of 0-4-0STs No.1 (AB 1726/22) or No.2 (AB 1783/1922) working through the streets to the North Eastern Gas Board's gas works in Huddersfield. With 6 photos and a large scale OS map of the works and it's rail network.

Also other articles on local & branch line railways.

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

"The Great Western goes North East" pp312-323
A short article on ex-GWR tank locos that were sold second-hand to collieries in Durham & Northumberland coalfield after the "Grouping" of 1921. With 9 large photos, with
extended captions.

"When Men were Men - And a Mystery Manning Wardle" p325
1 large photo of a contractors' Manning Wardle 0-4-0ST, that was purchased many years ago by Bob Pratt, but whose precise identity still
remains a mystery.

"The 'Mystery' Manor" pp326-7
The story of the Slough & Windsor Railway Society and its meeting place in a building known as "The Manor" in Slough. The article contains a photo of 0-6-0ST "Slough Estates Ltd No.3" (HC
1544/1924), which was preserved with the help of the S&WRS.

"A Brace of Sentinels at Burton Latimer" pp344-6
The story of the iron ore mining operation of Thos. E. Gray & Co.Ltd. at Burton Latimer, Northants. With 4 photos of their 2 Sentinel steam locos and one of their 2ft gauge MR locos.

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

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 track plan.

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.

Narrow Gauge & 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.

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.