Thursday, 21 July 2011

Industrial Railways

A good friend has just sent a copy of Industrial Railways and Locomotives of the County of London (Robin Waywell and Frank Jux Industrial Railway Society 2008)

Where to start?? The book is so crammed with information it is difficult to know.

So - just for starters - here are the industrial sites mentioned in the Borough of Greenwich - where locomotives are known to have been used. More detail about some of them at a later time.

Here we go ......................

British Ropes, Anchor and Hope Lane -
British Steel Corporation, Greenwich Works, Riverway - Redpath Dorman Long
W.R.Cunis Ltd.Plumstead Rubbish Shoot
Royal Dockyard Wharf, Woolwich
Flower and Everett Ltd. Angerstein Wharf - dredging and mud clearance
G.A.Harvey, Greenwich Metal Works, Woolwich Road
Charlton Trancar Repair Works
Greenwich Power Station
Ministry of Public Building and Works, Kidbrooke Depot
Royal Arsenal (a massive system and much the largest in the book)
Siemens Brothers, Woolwich Works
East Greenwich Gas Works
Ordnance Wharf Tar Works
Taylor Woodrow Anglian Ltd. Charlton Station
Thames Metal Co td. Angerstein Wharf
Tunnel Glucose Refineries Ltd.
United Glass Ltd. Charlton Works
Kidbrooke Depot
Plumstead Destructor Works, Borough of Woolwich
Balfour Beatty Co Ltd. Blackwall Tunnel Contract
John Brogden, Jnr. Blackheath Railway Contract
Holloway Brothers. Greenwich contract for South Met. Gas
Kirk and Randall Ltd. Warren Lane Works, Woolwich
London and Greenwich Railway - various contracts
John Mowlem & Co. Well Hall Housing Contract
Pearson, Blackwall Tunnel Contract
Charlton Storm Relief Sewer contract
William Webster Southern Outfall contract
Borough of Woolwich, Eltham Contract - Middle Park

- more to come - suppliers - contractors -and non-loco systems

1 comment:

shipwright's palace said...

Dear GIHS,

I am trying to locate either an individual or a group who have an interest in railways to look into the light railway
system that was installed at the Foreign Cattle Market. This work was carried out by Sir John Wolfe Barry and Sir Horace Jones who went on to design the Tower Bridge and the District Line among several other prestigious contracts. I have a number of interesting photos and plans for whoever has such a passion.
I can be contacted on
Many thanks, Chris Mazeika