2 thoughts on “Q6 No.63387, Billingham Station

  1. Still busy days at Billingham Station. Both up and down lines given the right of way together. 63387 heading to Hartlepool, according to the signal. A few years earlier, this line was even busier, as exasperated motorists knew only too well. ICI and North Tees power station, together with Hartlepool steel works, resulted in intense freight traffic twenty four hours a day, plus regular passenger and express passenger services. Only a shadow of its former glory now, with the Port Clarence branch going rusty.

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  2. Fifty years ago on September 9th, 1967 that steam power on British Railways disappeared in this area. The engine in the photo 63387 was one of the last, working from West Hartlepool shed.

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