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Butterley Building Materials
Cherry Orchard Lane Brickworks
Rochford
England
 
Gauge : 2ft  
Status : Ceased
 
 

 
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Some photos of the Butterley Building Materials railway at Cherry Orchard Lane. This was the last brickworks railway operating in England. These photos were taken by Stu List, and John Wright in 1987.  
Although the two brickworks in Southend were worked mainly by Motor Rails and Alan Keef locos in the last several years, Ruston 30DL No.283513 (identified by Dave Hall), also saw occasional use. Here seen crossing the road immediately before entering the works.  
Another shot of the Ruston loco, not far from the clay pit.  
One of the Alan Keef locos about to negotiate the tight corner from the pit.  
Similar picture a little further round.  
 
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