A locomotive at the colliery

© RicardMN Photography

© RicardMN Photography

Barclay 0-4-0T, formerly used by the National Coal Board, West Ayr area.
In the old Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom.
The National Coal Board (NCB) was the statutory corporation created to run the nationalised coal mining industry in the United Kingdom. Set up under the Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946, it took over the mines on “vesting day”, 1 January 1947. In 1987 it was renamed the British Coal Corporation, whose assets were subsequently privatised.
Newtongrange is a former mining village in Midlothian, Scotland. Known in local dialect as Nitten, or Nitten by the Bing it became Scotland’s largest mining village in the 1890s, with the sinking of the Lady Victoria Colliery and a shaft over 1600 feet deep. This closed in 1981 but today houses the Scottish Mining Museum, an Anchor Point of ERIH – The European Route of Industrial Heritage.

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