Three pictures taken at Radstock, which in the early 70s was home to an abortive preservation attempt on the former Somerset and Dorset line. The steam-up was on 29 September 1974, although the top picture may have been taken on another occasion a couple of weeks previously.The top picture depicts an ancient 0-6-0ST, built by Fox Walker in 1874 (no 242).The locomotives in steam are "Isabel" Hawthorn Leslie 3437of 1919 and "Henbury" Peckett 1940 of 1937.Lastly, another shed shot showing (I think) the Peckett from the nearby Kilmersdon colliery, 1788 of 1929, and unmistakeably, 53808, then recently ex-Barry.Within a couple of years, the Radstock site was gone, and the locos dispersed
Here's another Peckett, this time it's "No 3" 1990 of 1940 at Ironbridge power station.The two Pecketts here were kept in working order while the old "A" station was still useable, but in its latter years "A" saw little use, and on this occasion No 3 was in action on weighbridge testing duties.
"Monarch" articulated 0-4-4-0T (Bagnall 3024 of 1953) arrives at Llanfair Caereinion with a passenger train in April 1976
CEGB Spondon power station, near Derby, had a fleet of three centre-cab electric locomotives, which unusually could run from overhead lines or on batteries. The useable locomotive (left) is No. 1, English Electric 905 of 1935. Out of use (I think it had suffered burnt-out motors) is No 3, EE1379 of 1946Lastly, a couple of pictures at Doe Lea, a private mine in the Derbyshire coalfield, giving some sort of idea of the surface arrangements at this small site just beside (but difficult to see) the M1.
No 790 "Hardwicke" and Midland compound no 1000 head westwards with a special, 24 April 1976. The nameboard on the front reads "The Gainsborough Model Railway Society"
The remaining pictures were taken during a day out with a couple of "industrial" friends in February 1976. Firstly we have a couple of 2' gauge Rustons, at DSF Refractories Ltd, Friden brick works. Left is 237914 of 1946, right is an older locomotive, 191658 of 1938.