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British Pathe Film archive
The British Pathe film archive lists a 10 minute film called "English industrial and poverty scenes". The film contains sequences about 3 minutes into and at the end of the film which were filmed at the Workington works. Some of the best vintage film of the Bessemer converters I have seen. There are also some views filmed at Haig colliery.

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Russell Barnes' gallery

More local pictures of Workington

Florence Mine

The last deep working iron ore mine in Britain

Sheffield's Kelham Island museum

Museum which has preserved one of Workington's Bessemer converters.

Duddon Ironworks

Remains of early charcoal fired blast furnace in south Cumbria

Haig Colliery Mining Museum

Whitehaven's Haig Colliery.


Consett Works past & present.

Blast furnace animation

Build your own Blast furnace and animate it.

The Replogle Steel Co. of Wharton, NJ.

A short history of the Replogle Steel Company.

 A collaboration between Phil Baggley and Bill Trengove.

Derwent Railway Society (based in Cockermouth, Cumbria)
Workington wagons
Image gallery of internal user wagons
In 1886, Peter Kirk ventured to America to seek out a new and better location. He heard about the coal mines, iron deposits, and the new communities on the shores of Lake Washington. Train lines were being built in the Pacific Northwest, and he thought this new area would be perfect for a steel mill..........
Durham Mining Museum
Iron Ore and Limestone mining in Cumberland.
The activities of The Beckermet Mining Co. Ltd. and of the Limestone Quarries of the Workington Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Also a 1924 description of the Allerdale Coal Company's aerial ropeway linking Buckhill Colliery with Clifton Pit
Shelton Iron & Steel Co.
150 Years of the Shelton works
Lindal Iron ore mining
Photo gallery of iron ore mines in the Lindal-in-Furness area of South West Cumberland
Lake District Iron Mining
" Major deposits occurred around Egremont, Cleator, Cleator Moor, Ennerdale, Eskdale, Millom and Ulverston...."
Metal mining in Cumbria
Charles Cammell
A brief bio.
Michihiro ARASHI
A webpage of old rails (for railroad) in Japan (includes Moss Bay rails)
Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society
Workington Transport Heritage Trust
Group dedicated to the preservation of Workington's rail and road transport heritage.
Bethlehem Steel
A pictorial study of Bethlehem Steel's PBNE railroad and the Steel Plant in Bethlehem Pennsylvania.
West Cumberland Industrial Steam
Peter Robinson's Gallery pages.
Cumberland coast Diesels
Sulzer Diesels on the Cumbrian Coast line.
Cumbria Image Bank
Cumbria Archives service on line image gallery.
Steam and diesel gallery
Murray Liston's fotopic gallery.

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