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When the Kynoch company set up their explosives factory on a remote marshland site in 1896 they were face with the problem of transporting workers between their homes and the works. The solution was to build a two and three quarter mile standard gauge railway with a passenger station at Corringham, and also a connection to the L.T.S.R. main line for the transport of goods. The line opened in 1901 and in the early days six passenger trains a day made the twelve minute journey.

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16th Jan 2008 by Karen Davies

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Design and Technology, History

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Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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Corringham Light Railway Thurrock

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