Railway tanker wagons, Westwood shale oil works, West Lothian

Maker
Unknown
Production date
Circa 1910
Description
Railway tanker wagons being filled from large storage tanks. Workers are standing on top of two of the wagons. The wagons belong to a company at Glasgow, possibly the Scottish Oil and Fuel Company of Buchanan Street.
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Department
Maker
Production date
Circa 1910
Subject notes
The Pumpherston Oil Co was formed in 1883 to exploit the ammonia rich shales. By 1902 the company employed 1200 men, 800 of whom were miners. It was equipped with 180 retorts in which oil was extracted from the shale.
Accession number
P16687

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