BRITISH SUGAR CORPORATION LTD, FOLEY PARK, KIDDERMINSTER
Grid Reference: SO 825749
This large sugar refinery on the outskirts of
Kidderminster was formerly rail connected from the
Valley Railway at Foley Park. Rail
traffic from the internal railway ceased in the late 1970's although
the sugar plant remained in operation until the end of the 2001/2
campaign. There were originally steam locomotives here but steam
working ended 1/1969. Diesel traffic continued through the 1970's but
rail traffic had ceased by 25th October 1982 and the last remaining
locomotives were sold soon after. There was also a rail connection
through the yard to Smethwick
The sidings into sugar factory led off to the
right towards the towers of the sugar refinery.
Photograph taken by Andrew Smith on 4th September 2001.
The map above is an extract from the 1882/3
Ordnance Survey map of the area (revised 1925/6).
No.1 0-4-0ST AB 1843 of 1925 (sold for scrap 6/1969)
No.2 0-4-0ST AB 1931 of 1927 (to Wissington sugar
No.3 0-4-0ST AB 2248 of 1948 (to Wissington sugar
The three steam locomotives were all here from new.
- 0-4-0DE RH 408866 of 1959 (from 2/1961 to
moved for scrap 5/10/1983)
- 0-4-0DM RH 281269 of 1950 (from 1/1969 to
moved to Severn Valley Railway for preservation 8/9/1983)