freight workings in Immingham/Grimsby area
27th March 1984
and text by John Nicholson
freight en route from the east side of Immingham Dock (Probably
the Norsk Hydro Fertilizer factory) to Reception Sidings.
(It would continue onto or across Humber Road bridge to Humber
Road Junction, then propel into the yard). The loco is 08 388. The
signalbox you can
see is (Immingham) Reception Sidings (In fact the name
Immingham did not / does not actually feature in the 'box name, I
train is on the westbound line of the double track route from Immingham
East Junction (That 'box did have Immingham in its name!)
though at one time there was a 'box in between called Empty
Sidings (No Immingham!).
you can see on the taller post for eastbound movements still exists
and so far as I can determine is the only semaphore left at
Immingham,and the fact that it is a semaphore
does surprise me because it is in effect
the section signal leading out of the area of control of Reception
Sidings into the area controlled by York ROC.
This is of Killingholme
Signalbox. It had been long closed by the time I photographed it;
indeed I wonder just how long it was operational for and why it was
If I recall correctly, it was on the south side of the line at or
just beyond to the west of Killingholme station level crossing (Or
Oil Company's Level crossing as it is
recorded in Network Rail's route
plans). This 'box would control access to the station goods yard
behind it from this view and into the Regent Oil Co oil depot which is
there to the east of the crossing and north of the railway. There
was never a passing loop here.
Grimsby area trip freight - 27th March 1984 - Photos and text by John
537 approaching Deansgate Bridge, Grimsby, with a
Grimsby West Marsh Yard to East Marsh trip freight.
Shunting at Holles Street. New
Bridge Siding signalbox has long gone and the remaining yard on the east
of the railway is accessed from Pasture Street.
loco and wagons are on
the long siding leading into the coal concentration depot. the
alongside is the Down Main from Cleethorpes, then to Up Main to
then two parallel sidings which may by this time simply
have made up an
arrival and run round facility for the daily trip freight. The
have been routed through
Grimsby Town platform 1 then onto the "Up
Goods independent" at Garden Street. This led over Pasture Street LC
immediately after which were connections to the
main line and to Holles
Street. The loco would run round the train, then shunt
Note also the "Bird's
Eye" container on the ground. By this time, such traffic had long
gone and it was one of the very few survivors, in use as a store.
The two hopper
wagons are being propelled to the concentration depot. The
wagons will be emptied by the coal merchant shovelling the coal
the hoppers will be emptied by opening up the drop doors under the
wagons to deposit the loads onto the conveyor system to be
on stacks or directly into delivery lorries.
The propelling move is a
bit closer to the
"Long bridge" from which the photographs
The loco is
shunting inside the
concentration depot. On the right hand most side siding is / was
bogie flat wagon which I remember was dumped there for ages.
This area was, of course, the site
of Grimsby Loco. Indeed even at this stage it still was a
"Loco" in that one of the buildings to be seen to the right of
the left hand
coal heap was the Grimsby Driver base - drivers were not based at
Cleethorpes until the run up to privatisation, though passenger
always had been.
structure just to the right of
the dock offices is the flue from the Fowler & Holden
company still operates from there I believe, but in
back in the '50s - this place was the works of Wagon Repairs
many coal wagon bodies were repaired.