Fallgate

Photo Gallery

(more images to come)

Last Update 25 July 2019
Fallgate station

New Motive Power

Peggy by Bachmann  

Peggy, ready-to-run from Bachmann

Hummy by Bachmann  

Hummy by Bachmann, factory weathering

WD no.778 at TTT3  

Full-size at Tracks to the Trenches: rebuilt WD Baldwin no.778

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Fallgate Yard in 1969

The former mainline at Fallgate Yard  

Photographs taken by 009 Society member Bob Barnard on a student trip to the remains of the ALR in 1969

The felspar loader  

The Fallgate yard was still in use as part of the felspar mining operation but by then was isolated from the former route of the ALR

WIC locomotive  

A solitary locomotive working the isolated yard

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The Tarmac Plant

Tarmac plant  

Tar and limestone were mixed in the tarmac plant.

 

The tar was brought from Clay Cross in a specially constructed 9-ton tank wagon built on a standard War Department underframe

 

Lorries distributed the finished material

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The Flourspar washer

 

The horse and man-operated tramway brought the flourspar to the washer

 

Flourspar is calcium fluoride and can be used to lower the melting point of raw materials in steel production to aid the removal of impurities, and in the production of aluminium.

 

Ceramic grade fluorite can be used in the manufacture of enamels and acid grade fluorite, is used to make hydrofluoric acid which is used to etch glass.

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Original Rolling Stock

 

Ex War Department Baldwin 4-6-0 "Guy" leaving the flourspar washer

 

The Dick-Kerr diesel, one of two internal combustion engines on the layout, in Fallgate yard

 

A horse-drawn W.D. class D wagon on the spur serving the quarry at Fallgate

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