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THE LAST COAL TRAINS FROM SILVERWOOD

 

This page inspired by Neil Peters who sent this email

Hey, I was just wondering if you could tell me the last train that ever went to Silverwood Pit. My mate says it was around 93/94 but I am convinced its sometimes between 98/00.

 

 

Photos courtesy and copyright George Johnson

 

 

 

 

As can be seen from the photo by George Johnson the trains did indeed run long after the demolition work had been completed. George writes "that picture was taken summer of 96., just before some firm moved in with many huts and machinery and moving one very large pile of waste dirt to another pile,. this must have gone on for several years
The taking away of reclaimed coal by train had to be a more viable proposition than using road haulage, other than cost, can you imagine the outcry from people in the surround villages if a constant flow of trucks had been used.

 

 

 

 

 

Engines 58007+58044 were captured on film leaving Silverwood Colliery on the 29th May 1996. The film can be purchased at  http://www.rail-video.com  GLOBE VIDEO FILMS .

Other items concerning trains at Silverwood are two Worksplates

Worksplate "The English Electric Company Ltd. London. No 2388 1958 Works Stafford Preston Rugby. Bradford. Liverpool." Works number and date stamped into raised pads either side of 'EE' roundel. Small threaded hole each side between pad and roundel and outline of oval shaped covering plate/badge present. Originates from 3' gauge locomotive supplied to the National Coal Board and used at Silverwood Colliery. Plate is ex loco, rectangular cast brass, majority of chrome plate present. 10" x 4" N/s
Worksplate "The English Electric Company Ltd. London. No 2389 1958 Works: Stafford Preston Rugby. Bradford. Liverpool." Works number and date stamped into raised pads either side of 'EE' roundel. Originates from 3ft gauge locomotive supplied to the National Coal Board and used at Silverwood Colliery. Plate is ex loco, rectangular cast brass with majority of chrome plate worn away. 10" x 4".

This site http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/gb/steam/NCB/pix.html  has a listing of train tours around England amongst which were the three below from 1994
http://www.class56s.co.uk/new_page_2.htm
Loco Date From/To Code Train Details OprNotes/Tour Names
 Loco 56077  on the 10/07/1994 from Silverwood Colliery to Doncaster code 1F50 12:34 Train details Silverwood Colliery-Doncaster PFT The tour was known as "The Donny Deviators"
 Pathfinder    Silverwood Colliery Headshunt - Doncaster 1F50
11/06/1994  HRT  The National Grid   
56004       

London St Pancras - High Marnham Power Station               
Doncaster - Silverwood Jc               
Silverwood Colliery - Silverwood Jc               
Kilnhurst Central - Deepcar West Sidings               
Woodburn Jc - Sheffield               
56133       

High Marnham Power Station - Doncaster               
Silverwood Jc - Silverwood Colliery               
Silverwood Jc - Kilnhurst Central               
Deepcar West Sidings - Woodburn Jc               
Sheffield - London St Pancras   

 

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