A photograph taken by me of a Class 37 loco no. 6893 on the Seal Sands causeway, hauling 4 empty liquified ammonia tank wagons from Monsanto Textiles Ltd to Shellstar, Thameshaven. The loaded train had arrived in darkness. This was the first timetabled movement on the Seal Sands branch. Previously, during the plant’s commissioning, trains had run as specials, as required. I was British Rail’s local operations supervisor, and had gone there in the 5 cwt Bedford van which is on the photograph, 26th May 1970.
Photograph and details courtesy of Brian Johnson.