Threlkeld Quarry steam train and excavators Photo Gallery

Sir Tom loco train and the excavators Threlkeld Quarry

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum and Vintage Excavator Trust Before the days of hydraulic excavators (leaky incontinent things!) rope excavators were the ingenious and robust diggers, lifters and movers.  Perhaps  challenge the viewer to work out how a diesel engine, turning in one direction can have clutches, gears and levers that can throw buckets forward, […]

Vintage Excavators at Threlkeld Quarry Cumbria video

Excavators Threlkeld Quarry Blencathra behind

Vintage Excavators at Threlkeld Quarry Cumbria video Before the days of hydraulic excavators (leaky incontinent things!) rope excavators were the ingenious and robust diggers, lifters and movers. I challenge the viewer to work out how a diesel engine, turning in one direction can have clutches, gears and levers that can throw buckets forward, back, pivot […]

Keswick to Penrith Railway video

Railway Silloth Station

Keswick Railway oral history video Illustrated oral history of Keswick to Penrith railway Cumberland, now Cumbria In 1944 when this 16 years old applied to work on the Keswick to Penrith railway.  The train was the main delivery service with parcels, mail and even live chickens – what a racket!   2:12 minutes   Oral history […]

Steel Works rail rolling line in Workington video

Steel Works Aerial View

Steel Works rail rolling line in Workington video Workington produced steel for 125 years culminating in Corus creating annually enough rail to run from Workington to Istanbul along with 400,000 steel sleepers made in the plant.  Daily 1000 tons of steel blooms were delivered from the latest steel works in the North East to Workington […]

Transport Photo Gallery

Car Damlier Charabanc On Kirkstone Pass

Transport Gallery Transport used in Cumbria, horse and cart, charabanc, locos, trains, cars trucks Car 1910 Car And Hand Cart In Street Outside Breeches Maker 1910s Car And People 1920s Car By Lake 1920 Car Charabanc Outside Tatters Garage Car Damlier Charabanc Car Damlier Charabanc On Kirkstone Pass Car Fells Car Humber Frnt Left Car […]