NEWS
Aluminium   Rail & Railways  

British Aluminium’s memorable Fife locomotive to get restored

The new fundraising campaign of Fife Heritage Railway to restore a locomotive which spent decades on the Kingdom has reached its target.

The Leven based group has come down to an agreement with the Scottish Railway Preservation Society for loan and restoration of the steam locomotive, Andrew Barclay 2046, British Aluminium Company No.3.

On its fundraising page, the group has already managed to reach the £1200 target, which will let the locomotive to be shifted to Fife.

Andrew Barclay Sons & Co. of Kilmarnock built this locomotive for the British Aluminium Company in 1937. On the same year, it was delivered directly to the Bauxite reduction works in Burntisland, where it spent its entire working life, up to the time the company invested in Fowler diesel locomotives in 1971 when it was kept grounded as a reserve for any emergency requirement.

In 1989 the locomotive was donated to the SRPS in 1989, but there it was stranded in open-air storage. Andrew Barclay designed the smallest standard gauge with only 10-inch diameter cylinders. There are only six of these designs existing in the UK.

The Fife Heritage Railway had admitted a ten-year loan for the restorative refurbishment of the locomotive and displays it with other historical railway items with a history in Fife.

A group member Jim Rankin said “We are really excited about repatriating this loco back to Fife. It may take us a wee while to completely cosmetically do the work but I am hopeful it can be on show during 2020.”

News No: 8197
Date: 2020/01/02 - 19:18
News Source: ALCIRCLE.COM

British  Aluminium  Railway  target  UK 

Comments:

Leave a Comment:

   
   
   
 

Coronavirus could delay major projects: Rio Tinto

UK-Australian mining firm Rio Tinto expects a challenging next six months as it battles supply chain disruptions from the coronavirus outbreak that could delay major projects, an inflationary cost environment and the aftermath of Cyclone Damien that hit Western Australia earlier this month.
 

Hydro to supply aluminium products to Tersan Shipyard

Hydro has received contracts from Tersan Shipyard for the supply of aluminium solutions. The company will deliver its products for the upper sections of ships under construction for Norwegian shipowner Havila Kystruten AS.
 

Once India’s largest manufacturer of Aluminum foil packaging material “Ess Dee Aluminium” in bankruptcy court

Ess Dee Aluminium Ltd., which once acquired the three sick units of India Foils a decade ago, has capitulated to insolvency itself.
 

Launched! “Aluminium LeaderSpeak 2020”

AlCircle takes pleasure in announcing that it has launched the second edition of its flagship e-magazine “Aluminium LeaderSpeak 2020”. It is an exclusive e-magazine, whereby top industry leaders from the complete aluminium value chain have shared their views on how the year may transpire for them as an organisation as well as for the industry. They have also shared their business strategies and outlook for the Aluminium Industry to wind up in 2020.
 

Europe’s largest aluminium producer Alro Group declared a loss of 68 million lei

Alro Group, by production capacity, one of the biggest aluminium producers in Europe, accounted for a combined turnover of 2.8 billion lei in 2019.
 

Railway projects worth $142m inaugurated across Iran

Head of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (known as RAI) said 56 railway infrastructure and service projects were inaugurated across the country on Sunday, on the occasion of the “Ten-Day Dawn” which marks the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Upcoming Events
Publications
 Mines & Metals

Mine & Business Today

 Scrap & Recycling

Ahangan

Our partners