This photo was taken by myself on a sunny evening in October 1983. Although I was focusing on the trains at the time, many years later, the background scenery is of as much historical interest, if not more so, than the trains. The large engineering shop was once part of the Ashmore, Benson & Pease complex, but was demolished in the late 1980s. The trainspotters among us will know that this photo shows a class 37 37036 hauling a rake of Ferry Vans to Middlesbrough goods depot. These Ferry Vans were designed to be transported to Europe on train ferries. This traffic ended when the channel tunnel was opened.
Photograph and details courtesy of Kevin McGowan.