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hiffano
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British Gypsum

Postby hiffano » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:17 pm

ok chaps, as part of my layout, set in 1997 or so, I needed an industry to support my fictional town on the woodhead line. I've been advised to look at Gypsum, I can put a processing plant on the layout, with a single track line heading off to the quarry.
so i'm looking at you guys to offer me some more help. what wagons would be used from quarry to plant (looks like uncovered hoppers for the most part), and then what would processed material be transported out in.
I'm thinking of putting my green 14 to use as a British Gypsum owned loco running the quarry line.
any thoughts, ideas, info etc much appreciated.
my mainline loco's available will be 86's, 60, 58 and a 56 to start with. They will also of course be running passing freight. ..

thanks for any comments, info, links etc
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Re: British Gypsum

Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:57 pm

Going into Flickr and typing in "Gypsum" https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=Gypsumbrings up a number of photographs of the workings down the years. The current traffic would appear to be containerised, but in the past open and sheeted hoppers of various description have been used.

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