Hunterston Ore Terminal

Location type

Place

Name and dates

Hunterston Ore Terminal (1979-)

Opened on the Hunterston Ore Terminal (British Railways).

Description

The Hunterston Ore Terminal was built for British Steel Corporation's Ravenscraig Steel Works. Material for the pier was partly brought from the bing of the former Eglinton Iron Works.

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Pier


Dates

  /01/1979Ravenscraig Steel WorksLargs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Hunterston Ore Terminal opened with a 3500 ton crane for ore and 2500 ton crane for coal. Hunterston Ore Terminal to Holm Junction re-opened to freight.
  /01/1987Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Line electrified. Passenger trains are confined to the northbound line (starting from just east of Ardrossan South Beach), freight to the Hunterston Ore Terminal can use both lines as far as Hunterston Junction. Beyond Hunterston Junction, going north, the southbound line is lifted.
  /  /1991Ravenscraig Steel Works
Coal and Iron ore trains from the Hunterston Ore Terminal swap from 2 class 37s to a single class 60.