FARNWORTH & BOLD TURNERS ASBESTOS COMPANY SIDINGS

[Source: Paul Wright]


Notes: From the mid 1920s until the later half of 1981 the Turners Asbestos Company received deliveries to its Everite works which was adjacent to Farnworth & Bold station by rail. In the early years completed products also left the works by rail. Inbound traffic included cement and coal. The works had an extensive internal rail system and had its own locomotives.

By the early 1970s there was only inbound traffic and deliveries of coal by train had ceased by 1973. Interestingly coal delivered to the works by road was moved around the site by rail a couple of ex BR wagons being kept for the purpose.

The works continued to receive cement until October 1981.


The Everite works had its own locomotive. It is seen inside the works next to a BR prestflo wagon in February 1981.
P
hoto by Paul Wright


A 1930s map showing the Everite works.

The Everite works seen from the air in 1945. The works is to the left of the Widnes and St Helens line seen running from top to bottom.


In 1981 a BR class 08 locomotive shunts wagons into the Everite works. The main line is seen in the foreground. Although it appears to be double track it had been single since 4 November 1973. The former up line (nearest to the locomotive) having become a siding.
P
hoto by Graham Earle


Hauled by a BR class 08 locomotive a train of empty prestflo wagons is brought out of the Everite works in the early part of 1981.
P
hoto by Graham Earle


One of the Everite works shunting locomotives seen looking north from inside the site in 1981.
P
hoto by Graham Earle
Mineral wagons on the lines within the Everite works in 1981. Latterly they were used to move coal around the works that had actually been delivered by road.
Photo by Graham Earl
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[Source: Paul Wright]




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