British Freight Trains Moving the Goods
The Amberley Railway Archive Volume 3
Series: The Amberley Railway Archive
- Paul Manley
15th June 2014
Britain's hard-working freight trains are captured in a variety of locations, from the dramatic backdrop of the Cumbrian Hills to the more industrial sites. Featuring a range of freight operators, Paul Manley's photographs have been taken in various parts of the country, in particular around Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, as well as further south in the Midlands area including Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire - all of which are busy with freight traffic and container trains. The Peak District in Derbyshire is dominated by the stone trains from Peak Forest and Tunstead, while Barnetby le Wold in North Lincolnshire is another freight hotspot with the port at Immingham and the Scunthorp steel works nearby. At Teesside the main freight is imported coal from Redcar and the steel trains running into the Lackenby plant. 'Some of my favourite locations are Ribblehead on the Settle to Carlisle line in North Yorkshire, looking north towards Whernside, Kings Sutton, or Twyford Bridge in South Northamptonshire.'