Thanks to Robert Gowland for sharing on our Facebook group
We understand the model was moved to a location but then water damaged
Would be great if one day a replica could be made – if you would consider being part of a team to look at doing so please get in contact
Consett Works Model
Courtesy of David Russell following a visit to Consett Men’s Forum on Tues. 24th. Jan. Incidentally Tues. 31st. Speaker from Beamish Museum on Consett Works. Photo’ 1. Bill Russell – Pattern Maker (David’s Dad). Photo’ 2. Jack Hall, Clive Pooley, Bill Russell, Bob Robson.
If you have any other pictures of the model please do get in touch
ONLINE Third Thursday Talk: The Conservation of the Consett Iron Company Locomotive Registers
by Zoe Ross, conservator Thursday 19 January 2023, from 10.30am to 11.30am £0.00
The Consett Iron Company operated from 1864 until 1980 and established itself as one of the world’s leading iron and steel producers.
Vital to the company’s success was the vast fleet of industrial railway locomotives serviced onsite. Detailed information of the repairs and transfers of locomotives were recorded in seven registers held at Durham County Record Office. The registers were inaccessible due to extensive dirt, mould and fragile paper which crumbled when handled.
The talk describes the conservation treatment which has made the registers accessible for the first time in many years, preserving an insight into the locomotives and this important era of industrial heritage.
This free event is hosted on Zoom. Your booking confirmation email will contain instructions on how to join the event online. Donations are welcome, by optional payment link.