ISC Narrow Gauge

Avonmouth Narrow Gauge
Another grotesquely grainy and originally underexposed Agfa transparency from my early collection of industrial images, but of historical value nevertheless. The Imperial Smelting Co.Ltd. at Avonmouth operated a 2’0″ gauge internal railway system as well as the standard gauge. The oldest extant Ruston and Hornsby 4-wheel diesel mechanical at the smelter, ‘4’ works number 200743 built in 1940 a 33/40 HP version, had fallen into disuse by the time of my visit on 7th March 1970.
(Copyright Gordon Edgar – No unauthorised use)

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