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Archive Issue 59

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Archive Issue 59


64 pages. 275x215mm. .

ISSN 1352-7991 59

£6.00

Contents: A Third Motoring Medley from Malcolm Bobbitt, p. 3; Hallís Tramroad: Abercarn, Part Three by Foster Frowen, p. 25; Andrew Barclay 1180 notes by Ian Pope, p. 41; Follow-Up: Swansea & Mumbles Railway from Ian Pope, p. 42; A Glimpse of the Rolle or Torrington Canal from Euan Corrie, p. 46; Electric from Gas by Ian Pope, p. 47; Hepworth Shipyard, Paull by Mike Taylor, p. 53

Archive Issue 59 - Sample Images

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From 'Hallís Tramroad: Abercarn': A certain amount of care and maintenance was obviously carried out although the pit was not in production, which included looking after the colliery locomotives. The origins of Gen. Williams, an outside- cylindered 0-4-0 Ďbox tankí locomotive are a little obscure but it is thought likely that it is one of the eight Neilsonís of Glasgow engines, supplied new to the Ebbw Vale Iron & Steel Co in 1855-6. Prince of Wales was one of their pits but after the explosion, it was leased to the Abercarn Coal Company and it was they who eventually re- opened it. The fate of Gen. Williams is not known but during its time here, it may have been responsible for hauling the odd wagon of coal up to Hallís Tramroad.
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From 'Electric from Gas': Church Stretton Electricity Works with the hills to the west of the town in the background. The buildings do not fit the usual pattern of an electricity generating station bearing greater resemblance to a school or a village hall. It is assumed that the house alongside was for the engineer. The slightly lower front half of the building contained the offices, meter room and battery room whilst behind was the engine room and the gas producer room.