The Hoppers: Limestone Traffic

July 1, 2020|
The Hoppers: Limestone Traffic by Paul Harrison
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Since the 1860s trains have conveyed crushed limestone from Derbyshire to the soda ash and chemicals works in Mid-Cheshire. By the 1930s a new higher capacity design of wagon was needed, and so the "Hoppers" were built by Charles Roberts for Imperial Chemical Industries. The fleet of 152 bogie hopper wagons became instantly recognizable to railway enthusiasts. For just over 61 years between 1936 and the end of 1997 the wagons worked almost every day of the year, running several times per day. Modern wagons took over the duties from 1998 and the traffic still runs around six times per week, feeding the sole remaining Soda Ash plant. Many companies and locomotive classes and types have hauled these services since 1936 including the LMS, BR, Transrail, EWS, Freightliner Heavy Haul and now DB Cargo. Classes include steam 4F, 8F and 9F; and diesel-electric classes 25, 37, 60 and 66.
Paul Harrison has previously written books looking at the history of the wagons originally used on the Tunstead to Northwich limestone traffic and also a booklet commemorating two railway anniversaries in his home town of Hazel Grove. He enjoys visiting the rail freight operations in the Peak District.
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Title:The Hoppers: Limestone Traffic
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:96 pages, 9.25 X 6.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 9.25 X 6.5 X 0.68 in
Published:July 1, 2020
Publisher:Amberley Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781445695280

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