Immingham Port Open Days

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Ian Prince
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Immingham Port Open Days

Post by Ian Prince » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:39 am

Immingham Port are running two open days in July. A rare opportunity to see inside the dock gates!

Obviously an important rail freight connected facility that seems to be expanding.

http://www.abports.co.uk/newsarticle/644/

All visitors need to book the tours in advance which can be done online, (see article) and there is no entrance fee!

Ian Prince
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Re: Immingham Port Open Days

Post by Ian Prince » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:08 pm

Not only an interesting tour of the UK's largest Port but also a chance to visit the museum at Immingham Civic Centre, with a delightful recreation of Immingham Loco in steam days in 4mm scale and a model of Barnetby in 2mm. Information and relics dating from the opening of the Port in GCR days through to current operations in the museum would no doubt draw interest from most RCTS members. Worth a visit. https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/culture-even ... am-museum/

With Siemens investing in Goole, (part of the Humber Ports group) and other investment at Killingholme that has raised the ground level above the flood plain by 5 metres for extra shipping storage (spoil trains from Kellingley Colliery have been utilised for such groundworks), it was intriguing to understand how the GCR had great vision a Century ago, that its now realised, in a multi billion pound international port and rail operations are still an integral and essential part of the site, including coal, oil and biomass, although the extent of the sidings are not quite as extensive as in the early years of the Twentieth Century,

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