Transporting coal to power stations, July 1973.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Transporting coal to power stations, July 1973.

Williams, Tom E

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The 'merry-go-round' train was developed in the 1960s as a way to transport coal from the coalfield to a power station, pasing slowly but not stopping as the coal was emptied through automatically-operated bottom discharge doors. This view is of Didcot power station, its gigantic cooling towers and a Clas 45 locomotive No 163. Photograph by T E Williams.
 

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