Grimsby and Immingham Electric Railway

Grimsby and Immingham Electric Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Grimsby & Immingham Electric Railway was an electric tramway linking Grimsby with the port of Immingham in Lincolnshire, England. It is probably best described by the American term "interurban" as it ran on reserved track rather that through the streets. With silting problems occurring at Grimsby, a problem with that site since it was first used by the monks of the local priory, the owners of the docks, the Great Central Railway company were forced to look elsewhere in order to maintain and strengthen their hold on seaborne traffic on the River Humber. The company were looking for a site which could be made accessible at all states of the tide to vessels of up to 6,000 gross registered tons (grt). Taking into account the fact that the deep water channel of the river comes nearest the south bank at Immingham this was chosen as the site for the new deep water dock and estate. Immingham village, and the land purchased for this new venture, were rather inaccessible by road, and the G.C.R. sent a delegation to Bristol and Cardiff, two cities where their docks were situated some distance from the centre, the homes of the workforce.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135887378
  • 9786135887372