Northumberland and Durhams Last Days of Colliery Steam, by Tom Heavyside

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Northumberland and Durhams Last Days of Colliery Steam, by Tom Heavyside

Northumberland and Durhams Last Days of Colliery Steam, by Tom Heavyside

Published by Stenlake in 2009, 48 pages. Rectangular Paperback - 17cm by 24cm (N4128P2)

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Colliery engineers such as George Stephenson, William Hedley and Timothy Hackworth played a significant role in steam engine development during the early years of the nineteenth century, and up until the 1970s, despite many mine closures, the National Coal Board still owned a fleet of steam engines totalling 104. Thirty-one of these have been preserved by enthusiasts and some of these workhorses are featured in this book, along with other, now sadly missing, examples of British industrial ingenuity and craftsmanship. The book is packed full with black and white photographs, some of which include close ups of engines such as:

  • ‘Gamma’ at work at the Vane Tempest Colliery just North of Seaham Harbour
  • Andrew Barclay 0-6-0ST at Shotton
  • NCB No. 2502/11 Delta at Blackhall Colliery
  • NCB Nos. 6 and 48 pushing a long train across the 'school' level crossing just North of Eccles Colliery

The book thus provides a detailed pictorial history of steam in the mining industry of the North-East, and is a must read/reference for anyone interested in this area of industrial heritage. Please note their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover

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