Scunthorpe steelworks traffic in 1960`s

High Dyke to Frodingham iron stone traffic at Santon

These photograph’s were taken by Mr Michael Morrison, formerly of Santon, near Appleby, Scunthorpe.
 He was a signalman at Normanby Park South, on the North Lindsey Light Railway from 1968 – 1973.
Taken up to the end of the steam period they have been generously shared by him from his personal collection.

High Dyke to Frodingham, iron stone train approaching Santon Box, with Santon Pilot coupled.

High Dyke to Frodingham, iron stone train approaching Santon Box.

High Dyke to Frodingham Ironstone train; having uncoupled and run forward and crossed over, Santon Pilot
prepares to return to Barnetby. Coke train has been given right-of-way to coast into North Lincoln Yard c.1965

Coke Empties on down line passing Santon Box.

North Lindsey Light Railway

The Midland Ironstone Company, which was adjacent to the North Lindsey Light Railway,
retained one 0-6-0 saddle tank loco (Renishaw Ironstone Works No.6) for its quarrying
operations at Crosby, Lincolnshire. This was the last industrial steam working in the area.

Midland Ironstone Works quarrying operations with a Ruston Bucyrus excavator filling tipplers.

Richard Thomas and Baldwin’s Works Shunters c.1966

0-6-0 Hudswell Engine Company No.17, shunting over Dawes Lane bridge into North Lincoln Yard.

0-6-0 Hudswell Engine Company No.15

Santon Slag works Traffic c.1966

These Wakefield to Santon ballast trains were the last regular steam workings in the area and the
 Frodingham depot retained coaling, water and turntable facilities until they were phased

Ballast train of Dogfish Hoppers leaving Santon Slag works.

8F 2-8-0 at Santon Slag works.

B1 Leaving Santon Slag works with a train of Dogfish Hoppers.

Many thanks to Michael Morrison for sharing his excellent local photographs and to his friend Kevin Bates for sending them to the site.