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Loose_Grip

Posted on 06/10/2015


Photo taken on June 10, 2015


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Railway scrapyards

Cashmores Newport Wales October 1968

Cashmores Newport Wales October 1968 

The huge mountain of scrap at Cashmore's scrap yard on East Dock Road in Newport dwarfs British Railways 3MT 2-6-2 tank 82031 waiting its turn to die. Bundles of boiler tubes are neatly stacked but the cylinders & steam chests from unknown engines litter the pile behind. This was my only visit to Cashmores and all the steam had gone by year's end.

A twist in the tale is that, although all of this class of locomotive were scrapped, today a group of enthusiasts are actually building a replica of a Class 3MT tank from scratch. 82045 is progressing well - see www.82045.org.uk/news/82045_news-may15.html

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slgwv
slgwv
Well, at least it was recycled--
3 years ago.
Loose_Grip
Loose_Grip
Good point but…………….
3 years ago.
spacemouses
spacemouses
A sad end...
3 years ago.
Loose_Grip has replied to spacemouses
Very true. At least the 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust is building a new Standard tank. See www.82045.org.uk
3 years ago.