tarboat's photos


  • Colliery branch line

    Snowy conditions as SY 1772 arrives at Wangqian on one of the branches of the Tiefa Coal Railway with a local passenger service.

  • Blue Stone

    Crushing and grading plant at the Cemex operated Shap Blue Quarry. The ‘blue’ quarried granite rock is used exclusively for hardcore purposes, and as aggregate for tarmacadam and concrete plants. This stone is found to be superior to other chippings use i…

  • Rhyl Voyager

    A Holyhead bound Virgin Voyager waits to depart from Rhyl.


  • Glazed

    An unusual combination of coloured bricks over shops on Market Jew Street, Penzance. The combination of cream brick with brown and green glazed detailing around the windows is certainly eyecatching.

  • Consall Arrival

    Short freight arriving at Consall Station during a 30742 Charters event. Beautiful snowy conditions made for a chilly wintry scene.

  • Limekiln and sheep

    This 19th century draw kiln at Carnau Gwynion is high up in the Brecon Beacons National Park in an area that saw extensive limeburning before the enclosure of 1819.


  • Tower

    British Coal closed Tower Colliery on 22 April 1994 but the workforce refused to give up and after pledging £8,000 each from their redundancy money bought the pit On 3 January 1995 the Colliery re-opened under the ownership of the workforce buy out compan…

  • Switchgear

    Remains of British Thompson Houston electrical switchgear in the substation for the WWII mineral mill at Harboro Rocks near Brassington.

  • Salvation Army

    Salvation Army Citadel, Royston, Barnsley.


  • Gifford

    Wooden narrowboats at the Bollington Boat and Folk Festival. The two to the right are former maintenance boats used on the Ashton, Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canals by the London & North Eastern Railway and its predecessors.

  • Oven top risers

    Gas risers on top of the coke ovens at the Monckton coke works not long before closure.

  • Ferrybridge 'C'

    Ferrybridge 'C' power station was closed in 2016. Operated by Scottish and Southern Energy plc this 2000 megawatt power station first generated electricity in 1966.


  • De Havilland Spectre 4 Assistant Take-Off (ATO) Unit: 1957

    Note: some panels of the ATO are raised to show the internal arrangement. As in the case of the earlier de Havilland Super Sprite ATO Units for the Vickers Valiant bomber, the Spectres for the Handley Page Victor and the Avro Vulcan were carried in two…

  • No.5 Mine

    SY 1092 shunts the sidings at the No.5 Mine, Sanjiazi, on the Nanpiao coal railway.

  • Kilton Ironstone Mine

    The Kilton ironstone mine installed an electric winding engine c1918 to replace a beam type steam winder with overhead drum. This enginehouse was erected immediately behind the steam winder which was to the right in this shot. In order to ensure continuit…


  • Wreckage

    After the storm, the wreckage on the Macclesfield Canal. I did wonder whether to call the lifeboat.

  • Railway Institute

    The Midland Railway Institute on Railway Terrace, Derby, was opened in February 1894 as a cultural and educational centre for railway workers. At one time it contained a library of some 18,000 books, a concert hall with a stage and sitting for 500 people.…

  • Compressors

    The Roystone Grange limestone quarry was developed around the time of the First World War and by 1920 was using compressed air drills to assist in extracting the stone. This compressor house to supply the air was erected some distance away where there was…


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