Distington Engineering Company (DEC) - source of majority of UK railroad rails

Distington Engineering Company (DEC) - source of majority of UK railroad rails


Workington, United Kingdom (GB)
Workington was the home of Distington Engineering Company (DEC) the engineering arm of British Steel Corporation (BSC), which specialised in the design of Continuous Casting equipment. DEC had an engineering design office, engineering workshops and a foundry. In the 1970s as BSC adapted to a more slipstreamed approach to the metals industry the engineering design company was separated from the workshops and foundry and re-designated as Distington Engineering Contracting. Employing some 200 people its primary purpose was the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of continuous casting machines.
Workington was the home of Distington Engineering Company (DEC) the engineering arm of British Steel Corporation (BSC), which specialised in the design of Continuous Casting equipment. DEC had an engineering design office, engineering workshops and a foundry. In the 1970s as BSC adapted to a more slipstreamed approach to the metals industry the engineering design company was separated from the workshops and foundry and re-designated as Distington Engineering Contracting. Employing some 200 people its primary purpose was the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of continuous casting machines.
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By: kjfitz

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@ 2010-12-28 02:46:05
The headline is just plain wrong: Distington Engineering Company never, ever, made rails - these were made at the nearby Workington Iron & Steel Company (Moss Bay) plant.

The two plants were entirely separate entities.

I worked at both Moss Bay and at DEC for around 30 years in a senior managerial role, so am very sure I'm right

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