For many locals Ravenscraig seemed like an independent town of its own, particularly due to the sheer scale of the place but also because of its busy network of rail and road systems. Iron ore and coal were transported in by rail, specially designed wagons carried molten iron and steel between plant mills and a whole host of other unique transport vehicles and systems ran throughout the works.
Comments & Quotes
“I have very vivid recollections of the railway line that ran from Mossend, through Colville Park and into Ravenscraig No. 3 yard, being built. It ran right past the foot of my garden. Strangely enough the last of the track was only removed last year.”
John T, ‘Mac of the Isles’ – The Hidden Glasgow Forums