Sutton Colliery's method of operation changed very little during it entire life, right up until closure empty trains were still being shunted into the empty sidings in several short rakes whilst loaded trains were awaiting over in the loaded sidings, again in short rakes. The loads would then be made up into one train ready for departure, much unlike Silverhill of course, which by 1982 had received a rapid loading bunker for MGR trains which could be ran round and loaded without the need for any shunting. In the picture below we see virtually the whole of the colliery and the two buildings on the right are the screens for loading the individual wagons. The colliery was in it's final year when this picture was taken. (Pic by J D Ellis)  

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