Friday, October 17, 2008

More 1960s Aldridge

A great cutting sent to me by Mike H, from a 1960s Modern Railways magazine.

One surprise is that four tracks seem to pass under Dumblederry Lane bridge (with some mineral wagons shown on the fourth track, at right),  I have only ever known two here.

The steel firm moving the rolling mill equipment via the train, Richard Thomas and Baldwins, became part of British Steel Corporation (now Corus) in 1967. A Class 25 loco appears  to be at the head of the freight.

1 comment:

Regan said...

Now that is fascinating. I have always thought that this stretch was always just double track. Obviously not!

An intriguing find.