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Scunthorpe steelworks rail tours remain popular

THE Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society (AFRPS) runs rail tours around the vast and busy rail-served complex of British Steel’s Scunthorpe steelworks on selected summer weekends. 

The BR Mk1 buffet coach at the AFRPS depot was having a complete interior refit on March 30. The steam-hauled brakevans were taken out of the station after passengers had alighted, and DMU cars TBSL No 59245 and DTCL No. 54207 were then brought into the platform by No. 1 ‘Janus’ 0-6-0DE (Yorkshire 2877 of 1963) to provide temporary refreshment facilities during the mid-tour break, as seen here. It gave passengers a chance to have tea and sit down for a few minutes during the five-hour tour. PETER NICHOLSON

Afternoon tours are suitable for all the family with travel in loco-hauled Class 108 DMU trailer cars. Adult-only brakevan tours are also run on some Saturdays over the winter and on summer evenings.

The AFRPS has its own collection of steam and diesel locos, loco shed and station with buffet and toiler facilities, at a site within the works. 

Tickets for the tours, which take several hours, must be pre-booked – for details see website:

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