Track bashing at Ketton

HEIDELBERG Cement’s Ketton Works in Rutland opened its doors to enthusiasts on July 1, when the Branch Line Society organised a series of tours of the rail network within the complex.

Here, RSS-owned No. 08580 trails as No. 08375 heads under the cement silos with the first train of the day.

Bagnall 0-4-0ST (No. 2648 of 1940) Ketton Portland Cement No. 3 stands alongside with three cement wagons, dating from 1929.

Ketton produces around 10% of the UK’s Portland cement needs, and sends several trains per week to King’s Cross cement terminal in London. ROBIN STEWART-SMITH

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