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Archive Issue 78

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Archive Issue 78


64 pages. 275x215mm. .

ISSN 1352-7991 78

£6.75

Contents: Lydney Power Station, p3; Cheaper than a Horse, Simplex Shunters, p31; The Malleable: The story of Lincoln Castings, p41; Mechanical Handling 3: Coke & Coal, p53

Archive Issue 78 - Sample Images

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From: 'Lydney Power Station' The Lydney power station of the West Gloucestershire Power Company Ltd with its ownership proudly proclaimed on the end wall of the generating hall. Completed in June 1923 the station took only six months to build. In this view, taken from the ‘New Road’ between Lydney and Whitecroft, the generating hall with its glazed roof can be seen with the boiler house behind. Both were built with corrugated iron walls at this end with a view to future extensions to the buildings with an increasing requirement for extra power. However, this was not to be and the generating hall remained this size until demolition. The lower portion along the front of the building housed the switchgear whilst the roof of it contained a water tank to act as a reservoir for the boiler supply water which was fed from the Lydney town supply.
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From: 'Cheaper than a Horse' Now preserved at Haverthwaite, Motor Rail 2098 spent all its life working the road side tramway connecting James Cropper’s paper mills with Burneside Station on the Windermere branch where it replaced horse haulage in 1924. It was photographed on 16th August 1950 shortly before becoming spare to a new Ruston diesel locomotive. Bernard Roberts, Industrial Railway Society collection