Industrial Railway Articles in other Magazines

 (Updated 19/03/2024)


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 (April 2024)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"Corby Iron & Steel Works Again - Part Three" pp216-221.
With 14 photos of the works steam locos at work around 1969-72.

"The Last Remnants of the Silvertown Tramway" pp252-257
A short article on the last days of the railway at Silvertown on the Essex shore of the Thames Eastuary. With 4 large photos with extended captions, of three old diesels and one fireless. 

"Two glorious days in July 1970" pp225-231
An short article about a visit to Littleton Colliery in Leicestershire in July 1970, when steam was still in full operation. With 14 large photos of LITTLETON No.5 (Manning Wardle 2018/1922) and No.4 ROBERT NELSON (Hunslet 1800/1936), both inside cylinder 0-6-0 saddle tanks. 

"Fairfield" pp232-233
A large double-page photo of the 4-wheel OHW electric loco belonging to the Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co.Ltd., hauling a train over the tram tracks in the streets of Glasgow. This originally had a single trolley pole, but after the
tram system was replaced by trolley buses, it had to be fitted with twin trolley poles, to continue to use the overhead.

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

Railway Bylines (March 2024)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"A Return to the Caledonia Works" pp148-151
8 large format builder's photos, with lengthy captions, of various 0-4-0T standard gauge industrial locos (one a fireless) built by Andrew Barclay in Kilmarnock.

"Coventry and Newdigate Collieries" pp164-167
A short
article about these two West Midlands collieries, with 8 photos of standard gauge steam locos that operated on their rail systems.

"Spondon Power Station" pp168-173
A short article on this CEGB power station in Derbyshire, which operated a rail system, powered by overhead electric locos, with 3 photos.

"Beckton - The Early Years" pp176-181
The early history of this huge gasworks in Essex, with 10 large photos.

"Oddments from the Bottom of the Shoebox" pp182-184
A random selection of 5 large photos of industrial steam locos, found in "an old shoebox".

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

Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review No.137 (January 2024)         narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk

"Eastwell Iron Ore Company" pp2-21
The Eastwell Company's Eastwell Tramway, and the ironstone industry's last working incline. With 22 photos  (including one of the BLS's visit in 1960), a map of the whole system, track plans of the layout at top and
bottom of the Eastwell Incline, and scale drawings of the Eastwell Winding House, and the Eastwell small & large Tub Wagons.

"Articulated Avonside Locomotive for South Africa" pp22-27
A official works photo and 1:32 scale detailed drawings of this 2ft 6in gauge 0-4-4-0T loco, which was supplied to 2ft gauge sugar mill tramways in South Africa. With a works photo of AE 2057 of 1931, one of it in service at Renishw Mill, and 3 of a 1:36 scale model, plus a 1:32 scale drawing of the same loco.

"A Long Lost Kerr Stuart Diesel" pp136-34
A
description of the building of a O16.5 scale model of this loco, with several photos, including 2 of the prototype, and some drawings by Allan C. Baker of certain interior details of the prototype.

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

Railway Bylines (February 2024)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"The Steel Company of Wales & its American Connection" pp108-109
A brief article about the Bo-Bo diesel-electric locos supplied to the Steel Company of Wales' Margam works, by the US builder American Locomotive Co. (ALCO), with 2 large builder's photos.

"Coalboard Barclays'" pp118-121.
A short article about the 2 Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST's that worked at Blaenavon Colliery in South Wales, and Bardon Mill Colliery in Northumberland. With two photos of No.40 (AB 2280/50) at Bardon Mill in 1970, and three of No.5 NORA (AB 1680/20) at Blaenavon in 1971.

"Dunston Staithes" p139.
A short article, with two photos, about the wooden "staithes", near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, used to load coal into ships on the river.

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

Railway Bylines (January 2024)                                  www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"Swalwell Disposal Point" pp60-61
4 large photos of operations in steam days, at the NCB's Swallwell Disposal Point in Tyne & Wear, which was operated by the NCB's Opencast Executive, later under contract
by Mechanical Navvies Ltd, and then by Johnson's (Chopwell) Ltd. The photos show it's steam operations, using "Austerity" 0-6-0ST's.

"Mountsorrel Granite Company Diesels" pp66-68
6 large photos of operations at the Mountsorrel Granite Co's in Leicestershire in diesel days. Two of the photos show the saddle tanks of two former steam locos that once worked at Enderby Quarry.

"The last years of Bairds and Scottish Steel Locomotives" pp70-73
4 large photos of some of the 0-4-0ST's that worked at this steelworks in Glasgow, plus one of a Glasgow tram!

"A Kilmarnock Miscellany - With Some Help Required" pp80-83
4 large photos of Andrew Barclay- built 0-4-0ST's at work - for two of these their identity and locations are unknown and reader's help is requested in identifying them.

"That Sinking Feeling" pp84-86
A short article about open-cast coal mining and the subsidence that could result. With 4 large photos, two showing rail operations with steam at Backworth in Northumberland, and two of local scenes and the effects of subsidence.

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

Railway Bylines (December 2023)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"
Back at the Forth Bank Works" pp4-7
8 large builder's photos, with extensive captions, of various steam locos, mostly industrial, built by the Forth Bank Works, Newcastle, of R&W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. Ltd.

"Southampton's Town Quay Railway - Part Two" pp16-22
14 large photos of the rail operations in this part of Southampton's Docks. Also includes a map of the Town Quay railways at their height in 1952.

"Purfleet Deep Water Wharf" pp30-33
8 large photos of the diesel locos at work at the Thames-side industrial operation of Purfleet Deep Wharf & Storage Co.

"A Curious Preservation Site" pp42-43.
A short article, with 3 photos, about a strange "preservation site", with a s.g. Simplex and various n.g. i.c. locos in various states of decay, near Mold in Clwyd (North Wales).

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

Narrow Gauge World No.180 (November/December 2023)                pocketmags.com/narrow-gauge-world-magazine

"The Lee Moor Tramway" pp18-21

An article on this 4ft 6in gauge clay-hauling line near Plymouth, and the story of the preservation of it's Peckett 0-4-0ST; with 10 photos.

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

Railway Bylines (November 2023)                                       www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"Southampton's Town Quay Railway - Before World War Two" pp548-
555
11 large photos of the rail operations in this part of Southampton's Docks.

"Northam Ironworks and Northam Quay Tramway" p568-569
A
short article on this industrial rail operation near Southampton, with 3 large photos of it's diesel locos.

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

Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review No.136 (October 2023)   narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk

"Harrogate Gas Works Peckett" pp338-345
An article on building a '0' scale (7mm = 1ft) model of
2ft gauge 0-6-0ST (Peckett 2050/1944), now preserved, that worked at Harrogate Gas Works. It includes a 7mm scale drawing of the prototype and one prototype photo.

"Kettering Iron & Coal Company 160hp Twin Sentinel of 1926" pp358-363
The history of this unique Sentinel "twin" loco (Sentinel 6412/1926), with photos and detailed 1:32 scale drawings by Stuart L. Baker of the loco.

"Chat Moss and a Little Ecclesiastical Inspiration" pp372-376
Article on building a 7/8" scale model of this rather crude 4-wheel tool van and a simple open coach, that once worked for Manchester Corporation for  their 2ft 6in gauge network on the bog railway on Chat Moss. With 1:32 scale drawing of the tool van.

"John Heavor Ltd Gravel Pits" pp377-379
An account of a visit to this gravel pit operation near Chichester in 1959. With 5 photos of the operation and a track plan of its 2ft gauge system.

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

Railway Bylines (October 2023)                                        www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"A North-Eastern Industrial Miscellany" pp500-505
A selection of 8 large photos, with extended captions, of various standard gauge industrial saddle tank locos in use.

"Corby Iron & Steel Works Again - Two" pp522-53
12 large photos of the steam fleet at Corby Iron & Steel Works in Northamptonshire, taken by Jonathan Williams, in the Summer of 1969.

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

Railway Bylines (September 2023)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"A 1950's Visit to Pilkington's" pp442-445.
5 photos (including one double-spread), No.7 KELVIN
(Borrows 58/1921), WINDLE (Borrows 53/1909), VICTORY (KS 4148/1920) and SUTTON (Borrows 49/1905) at Pilkington's Glass Works at St. Helens.

"Loner at Newport" p451.
A short article on Newport Power Station, South Wales, with a photo of their only loco - 0-4-0ST FARADAY (HL 3793/1932) - at work.

"Washington Magnesia" pp454-453
A short article on the Washington Chemical Company in Durham. With 2 photos of 0-4-0ST HL 3349/1918 - one of them a double-spread

"Meet Hot Wheels, Speedy, and Smoky" pp466-469
The history of the Northampton Rail & Grain Terminal of Farthingtone Silos Ltd, at the site of the former Northampton Power Station. With six photos, including four of their diesel shunters.

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

Railway Bylines (August 2023)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"The Aristocracy at Mountain Ash" pp388-393
Eleven large photos with extended captions, of five locos that
worked at Mountain Ash Colliery in South Wales, which carried names of members of the Aristocracy and Knights: Sir David, Sir Gomer, Sir John, The Earl and Lord Camrose.

"The Lilleshall Company Railway - Part 2: The Demise" pp402-405
9 photos of the
scrapping of the Lilleshall Company Railway in August/September 1958.

"A Closer Look" pp406-407
A short article, with 2 photos, of the chimney-top spark arrester fitted to certain industrial locos.

"More Welsh Wanderings" pp422-426
13 photos taken on a series of visits to the Welsh narrow gauge lines in 1966.

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

Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review No.135 (July 2023)   narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk

"Bagnall 0-4-0T 'Central' Class" pp312-313
1:32 scale drawing of works Nos.1898 & 1213, constructed in 1909 for 500mm gauge, for the construction work on the Central Uruguay Extension Railway.

"Chattenden and Upnor" pp108-115
5 photos of the Admiralty's 2ft 6in gauge Chattenden and Upnor Railway in Kent, taken on visit in March 1960; plus 5 extra historic photos of the system. Also 1 colour photo of CHEVALLIER (MW1877/1915) at Bowater's paper mill in Sittingbourne

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

Railway Bylines (July 2023)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"Corby Iron & Steel Works Again - One" pp346-353
14 large photos of the steam fleet at Corby Iron & Steel Works in Northamptonshire, taken in October 1969.

"The Lilleshall Company Railway - Part 1: The Declining Years" pp354-361
A short article on this company's railway in Shropshire, with 6 large photos, including 3 of the special train for enthusiasts, to commemorate the end of operations, which ran on 26th September 1958.

"Painter Brothers Narrow Gauge System" p358-359
A short article on this steel fabricating works in Hereford, which had (has?) a 2ft gauge internal rail system with 2
small  Lister diesels. These locos are shown in three large photos.

Also other articles on local & branch line railways.

Railway Bylines (June 2023)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"Standard Gauge at Fawley Refinery" pp300-305
A history of the standard gauge railway system at the Anglo Gulf West Indies Petroleum Company (AGWI) oil refinery near Southampton. With 12 photos.

"More Gems for the Forth Bank Works" p306-311
10 large official works photos, with extended captions, of steam and electric industrial locos, built by R&W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co.Ltd. at its Newcastle Works.

"Penrhyn Reprise" pp312-313
A short article about
0-4-0T MARCHLYN (AE 2067/1933) and the worker's passenger train on the Penrhyn Slate Quarry system in North Wales. With 3 photos

"2ft Gauge in West Surrey" pp314-316
An article on visits in to some of the 2ft gauge diesel-worked systems in West Surrey: in 1970 to the Ripley Pipe Works of Norcon Ltd;
in to 1984; to Nutbourne Brickworks near Hambleton in 1984, and to a pipe-laying contract at Beldham Bridge in 1983. With 7 photos taken by the author.

"A Forgotten Industrial Railway" pp327-329
A 5 photos the land-
fill site of W.R.Cunis Ltd at Rainham Marshes in Essex, taken during 1959, when the steam locos had been dumped and replaced by diesels.

"British Celanese Spondon" pp330-331
A 3 large photos of HENRY (HL 2491/1901) working at the British Celanese chemical works in Spondon,
Derbyshire, on 24th April 1972.

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

Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review No.134 (April 2023)         narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk

"Manchester Ship Canal Side-Tip Wagons" pp262-265
A short history of these common wooden contractors wagons, with 2 colour photos of examples, and a detailed 1:32 scale drawings of a MSC 4 cu.yard example from 1887.

"Emptying NG Side-Tipping Wagons" pp274-280
A article on various methods used to empty narrow gauge "skips", with 13 photos showing examples of such tipping arrangements.

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

BackTrack (April 2023)                                www.pendragonpublishing.co.uk

"Mode Wheel Twilight" pp206-209
Five colour photos of RING HAW (HE 1982/1940) and JACKS GREEN (HE 1953/1939) working at the iron ore quarries of Nassington Barrowden Mining Co. in Northamptonshire. All these photos were taken on the last day of operation, on 31st December 1970.

"Some Locomotives from the Forth Banks Works" pp210-214
Eight large format builder's photos, with extended captions, of seven industrial tank locos, and one locomotive crane, built by Andrew Barclay Sons & Co., of Kilmarnock in Ayrshire.

Also other articles, on UK public railways.

BackTrack (February 2023)                                www.pendragonpublishing.co.uk

"The RAF Leuchars Railway" pp86-90
The history of the line serving this RAF base at Leuchars in Fife, Scotland. With five photos of the railway and a sketch map of the line.

Also other articles, on UK public railways.