SK5632 : Ruddington: rusting railway relics

taken 3 years ago, near to Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Ruddington: rusting railway relics
Ruddington: rusting railway relics
The boiler and bar frames are part of what the Great Central Railway (Nottingham) describes as a kit of parts - of an American Locomotive Co S160 Class 2-8-0 locomotive, No 70284, one of many shipped to the UK during the war to alleviate shortages. The tender on the left is much older - a Great Central Railway 4,000-gallon type dating from the early years of the twentieth century. This one was later adapted to carry limescale sludge from water-softening plants. The Nottingham Heritage Railway Centre is housed at the former Ruddington Ordnance and Supply Depot, built from 1940-2 and served by a branch from the Great Central main line. It operates steam and diesel services from Ruddington along the GC to Loughborough.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5661 3264 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.2946N 1:9.6058W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5662 3270
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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