Steam & Steel 2001

In May 2001, Four industrial steam locomotives were brought to Workington by low loader and performed shunting duties around the internal rail network between the rail mill and the dock. Photographs appeared in national railway enthusiast magasines some time later.

Imagine the smoke, the steam, the smell, the ground vibrating under your feet......

The ex L&Y pug on the dock bridge. Old meets new(ish) beside the old roll store.

Memories are made of this.

The temporary preparation point. Time stands still.

departure time

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Departure Lounge


The locomotives arrived on a low loader
This is the former stripping shop. Locomotives used to drag red hot ingots on bogies out through the entrance.
Former L&Y pug equipped with dumb buffers.

This event was for the benefit of fee-paying photographers and rail enthusiasts from the UK and overseas.

It was the forerunner of the CorusRail125 event in September 2003 when 125 years of railmaking in workington were celebrated

Atmosphere by the bucket load

Departure Lounge