NZ6921 : Freight train, freight train goin’ so fast

taken 8 years ago, near to Brotton, Redcar And Cleveland, England

Freight train, freight train goin’ so fast
Freight train, freight train goin’ so fast
A freight train trundles along the old Whitby Redcar and Middlesbrough Railway past the remains of the Huntcliff Ironstone Mine. In the distance are the cliffs of Hummersea. The train is en route from the Cleveland Potash mine which on Thursday announced the loss of 350 jobs, another blow to the employment situation in the region. Within the last month we’ve had:

- SSI steelworks has gone into liquidation – 2,200 jobs lost;
- Caparo closed their steel forging plant in Hartlepool – 79 jobs;
- Johnson Matthey – 70 job losses;
- Air Products are suspending a major renewable energy plant – 700 contractors affected;
- TATA have announced 25 jobs are to go at their special profiles plant at Skinningrove.

Skinningrove is just out of sight behind the last truck on the photo and is the other main user of the railway, transporting steel from Scunthorpe.

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Geographical Context: Coastal Historic sites and artefacts Railways Derelict, Disused Industry Former: Ironstone Mine Primary Subject: Railway other tags: Railway Train Freight Ironstone Coast Sea Cliffs Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for POTY, 2015 Automatic Clusters: · Huntcliff Ironstone [13] · Freight Train [4] ·
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 November, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 14 November, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 6974 2143 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.9962N 0:55.3474W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 6961 2147
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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