The top view shows the Seaton Carew Road and surroundings, in Port Clarence, from the north side of the Transporter. The side of the bridge can just be seen, and in the far distance is the Hartlepool AGR nuclear reactor. Anderston’s magnificent iron foundry, which was on the river side of the railway, but in alignment with the road junction, has been replaced with two plastic coated corrugated steel buildings.
These were the standard form of industrial steel building in the 70s and 80s, the technique having been developed at Dorman Long. They still seem to be in existence. The brick buildings in the middle foreground, possibly dating from the 1950s, and look disused, have now been demolished.
The other image, which is an expanded view, shows four tank waggons, probably carrying oil or chemicals to or from the vastly expanded chemical complex and oil terminal on the north bank of the Tees. Note the large tank farm in the top view on the horizon.
Photograph and details courtesy of Fred Starr.