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Interior View of workshops

SC 710453

Description Interior View of workshops

Date 1969

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 710453

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Waterside (Dalmellington) Iron Works, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire This iron-smelting works was opened in 1848 by the Dalmellington Iron Co to exploit the ironstone and coal of the plateau immediately to the north of the works. Because of the topography of the site the furnaces were charged from a bank-bank, the last to be built in Scotland. The works closed in 1921. This shows the interior of the central part of the workshops built for maintaining the iron works plant, including the locomotives and rolling-stock used on the railways serving it. On the left are fitting benches for hand-finishing components, and on the right machine tools. The workshops continued to maintain locomotives for the National Coal Board until the 1970s. After the National Coal Board ended mining in the Doon Valley in 1978 these workshops were sold to the Dalmellington and District Conservation Trust, and are now the focal point of their Dunaskin open air museum. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/69/35/6

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/710453

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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