Freight Diesels at Thornaby Station c1985

Here are two Class 37 diesel pulling what seem to be heavy gauge trucks that might carry iron ore, limestone or steel scrap, presumably on the way back from the Middlesbrough steelworks. Where were they headed, I wonder?

The sheds of the Malleable steelworks, across the river, can be seen in the far distance. When I commuted to Grangetown in the early sixties, this view was blocked by the mountain of blast furnace slag that was dumped alongside the river.

Photograph and details courtesy of Fred Starr.

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