Tag Archives | Industrial

Steel and steam

This weekend, I did what any self-respecting person would naturally do on an April Saturday: head to Lincolnshire to have a trundle around a steel works’ internal railway network. I visited the fascinating Appleby Frodingham Railway, which operates on selected dates around the British Steel Scunthorpe internal railway system. That got me thinking … about […]

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Barbara Stainsby: A Munitions Worker to Blame for Her Own Death

Whilst blog posts have largely reflected our project sources and focus, and looked at mainline railways in the UK and Ireland, this doesn’t capture all of the railway activity – and dangers – in our nations. Plenty of railway systems were privately-owned and operated – like the coal railways which came to be part of […]

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Bowes Railway – Work, life & death

So far our project has focused on what we’d understand as ‘mainline’ railways. That’s been a product of the sources available to us. It means private and industrial railways don’t feature in our dataset – yet as this guest post from Robert Kitching of the Bowes Railway shows, accidents weren’t restricted to mainline companies. We’re […]

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