Other Industrial Railway Societies and Magazines

 (Updated 24/06/2022)


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 (July 2022)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"Battery Power at Oakamoor - Part 2" pp352-359
The second part of the story of the Thomas Bolton & Sons copper works at Oakamoor in North Staffordshire, and the pioneering 4-wheel battery locomotive built by the North Staffordshire Railway's Stoke Works to shunt the
site. With 14 photos.

"Railtours of Yesterday - The Nantlle Tramway" pp360-361
A feature on a visit to the
3ft 6in gauge Nantlle horse tramway, which connected a group of slate quarries to the BR Llanberis branch, during the SLS/MLS Caernarvonshire Railtour of 5th May 1957. With 5 large photos of the 2-horse train and the quarries at the terminus of the line.

"Monkwearmouth" p365
One large photo, with extended caption and text, of an
unidentified NCB "Austerity" 0-6-0ST and brake van at Monkwearmouth Colliery in NE England.

"The Dalmellington Branch & the Locomotives at Waterside" p374-379
A brief account of Dalmellingtin Station in Ayrshire, and 4 large photos of some of the Andrew Barclay tank locos that worked at the Dunaskin colliery system at Waterside that it served.

"Gradwell on Tour" p396
A brief history of the 3½ mile Whittingham Hospital railway near Preston and a large photo of their Sentinal steam loco GRADWELL (9377/1947) hauling a special passenger train on 1st June 1957, just prior to the line's closure.

Also other articles on local & branch line railways.

Railway Bylines (June 2022)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"Southampton Dock Company Railway" pp304-311
A history of the dock railway system in Southampton. With 13 photos, and maps of the system as it was in 1845, 1853, 1872 & 1886.

"Steam at Shotton Colliery" p312-316
Abrief article and 5 large photos of steam locos shunting at Shotton Colliery in County Durham, taken by an unknown enthusiast around 1969, plus one more taken by author Allan C. Baker during a visit on 16th September 1969.

"Battery Power at Oakamoor" pp318-325
The story of the Thomas Bolton & Sons copper works at Oakamoor in North Staffordshire, and the pioneering 4-wheel battery locomotive built by the North Staffordshire Railway's Stoke Works to shunt the site. With 13 photos, and a OS 6-inch scale map of the site and it's location.

"Dorothea" pp347
A large photo of DOROTHEA (HE 763/1901) rusting away in it's collapsed loco shed in Dorothea Slate Quarry at Nantlle in North Wales in 1960. Despite it's being a rusting wreck when seen here, it was rescued in 1970 and returned to steam by the Launceston Steam Railway in 2011!

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

Railway Bylines (May 2022)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"One Step Beyond - to the Heartland of the LHJR" pp278-285.
A 13 large photos of the colliery railway of the Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Railway in County Durham, around the area of it's Philadelphia works, taken around the 1960's. Also includes a sketch map of this part of the
system.

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

Railway Bylines (April 2022)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"Mining Minnie" pp204-211
The history of MINNIE (HC 987/1912) a side-tank 0-6-0T at the Chatterley Whitfield Colliery in Staffordshire, up until it's scrapping in December 1965. With a map of their railway system and 14 photos, including an aerial shot of the colliery.

"Triumph at Mountain Ash" pp230-234
A story of a long motor-bike ride, all the way from Leicester to the
visit the NCB's loco shed at Mountain Ash in South Wales, in the spring of 1971. With 8 photos.

"More Gems from Kilmarnock" pp244-247
6 builder's photos, with extended captions, of Andrew Barclay locos 1156/1908 (0-6-2ST - s.g.), 1162/1908 (0-4-2T - 2ft gauge), 1142/1908 (0-4-0ST - s.g.) 1365/1914 (0-4-0ST - s.g.), 1407/1915 (0-4-0ST - s.g.), 1507/1917 (0-6-0CT - s.g.) and 1504/1917 (0-4-0CT - s.g.)

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

BackTrack (April 2022)                                www.pendragonpublishing.co.uk

"Northamptonshire Ironstone" pp196-197
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.

Also other articles, on UK public railways.

Railway Bylines (March 2022)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"
Sydney Roberts at Penrhyn" pp154-161
15 photos, with lengthy captions, of the 1ft 10¾in gauge steam locos of the Phenrhyn Slate Quarries in Snowdonia, taken by
Sydney Roberts in the 1940s, when steam was still in wide-spread use in the quarries.

"Two Pre-Grouping Colliery Curiosities" pp164-165
2 photos - of ex Barry Railway No.132, taken at Hazlerigg Colliery in 1965, and ex-NER 0-6-0ST No.12, at Seaton Delaval Colliery, in 1951.

"A Day Out to Dunston" pp166-167
A short article, with 3 photos, of the last day of steam working at Dunston 'B' Power Station near Newcastle, in the 1970's.

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

Railway Bylines (February 2022)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"At Philadelphia" pp104-111
The story of the colliery workshops and loco depot at Philadelphia in County Durham. With 9 large photos of the place in NCB days and a large scale 1939 O.S. map of the site.

"John F. Wake of Darlington" pp128-129.
The story of this Northern loco dealer and rebuilder, with 2 large photos, with extended captions, of 2 ex-NER 0-6-0ST's rebuilt by Wake and then used by industrial railway operators.

"Berkhamsted Gas Works Tramway" pp144-145.
The history of this small gasworks, which used a short 18in gauge horse-worked tramway that connected it to the local railway goods yard. With three photos and a small sketh map of the line.

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

Railway Bylines (January 2022)                                www.guidelinepublications.co.uk

"More Gems from the Caledonia Works" pp54-57
5 large official works photos of AB industrial saddle tank locos, and 1 fireless.

"At Albion Wharf with Sir Vincent and Sydenham" pp86-87
2 large photos, of 4wWT traction engine-style locos SIR VINCENT (AP 8800/1917) and SYDENHAM (AP 3567/1895), when at the BOCM cement works in Erith, Kent.

"That day aw went te Blaydon (ower wor Chain Bridge)" pp88-93
A look some industrial locations around Blaydon in Durham, in the 1960's. With 9 large pictures, with extended captions, of working steam locos at various locations in the area.

"Upingham in Action at Middleton Quarry, Wirksworth - Autumn 1970" pp94-98
An account of a visit to Middlepeak Quarry in the Peak District in 1970, where UPPINGHAM 0-4-0ST (P 1257/1912) was at work and HOLWELL No.3 0-4-0ST (BH ?/73) standing out of steam. With 9 photos.

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

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.

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 One(!): 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.

Archive (No.110 - June 2021)                                www.lightmoor.co.uk

"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 five large scale maps, showing the developing narrow- and then standard-gauge rail systems in and around the port.

Also other articles on other industrial and transport history subjects.