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The Sodor China Clay Company (abbreviated as SCC) is a company based at Brendam, which is responsible for the supply and transportation of China clay to Brendam Docks.

The company operates a privately owned railway which runs from Brendam Docks to the China clay quarry, which is known as the Clay Pits or the China Clay Works. There are also China clay mines in the quarry, which are known as the Clay Mines.

History and Operations

The clay beds were discovered in 1948 and the company was formed to work them. A new harbour, capable of accommodating ocean-going vessels, was built in Brendam, some one and a half miles south of the old one, and a private railway laid down to link the Workings with the harbour and the North Western Railway. The clay is used in making porcelain, paper, paint, plastics, medicines and cosmetics. It is shipped from Brendam all over the world.

Nowadays, the majority of Brendam's 4,500 inhabitants are employed in one way or another by the Sodor China Clay Company. Spoil, consisting of quartz and sand, from the pits has been dumped in heaps some two miles to the northwest of Brendam and have been dubbed "white mountains".


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  • The Sodor China Clay Pits are based on the Clay Pits of Port of Par, where Bill and Ben's basis worked.


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