Coronavirus (COVID-19) While museums are closed, the Science and Society Picture Library prints site is fully operational and we have added an FAQ page here.

Coal wagons at Goole docks, 1911

Coal wagons at Goole docks, 1911
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


Wagons full of coal, being put onto ships at Goole docks, 24 April 1911. The coal was used to power the steam ships, and was usually brought to the docks by rail. Goole docks were built in the 1820s for the export of coal, which was brought along the Aire and Calder canal. Export traffic increased with the arrival of the railway and the docks grew rapidly.

Image Details

© National Railway Museum / Science & Society Picture Library -- All rights reserved

buy a print

Select size
Select finish
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas