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slug

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tramways from quarries
« on: December 21, 2012, 07:43:20 AM »

took a load of steel to haslingden lancs yesterday,i was pointed out the remains of an incline tramway ,used for bringing stone down from the hill to the main line railway built in 1877 what a feat.dug about on the internet and many more in the area,one 13 mls long ,n/yorks moors had a large one for bringing  iron ore down...slug
 
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Re: tramways from quarries
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 11:14:11 AM »

Traces of industrial rail transport are everywhere Slug. This page gives some in the SW and the Cornish mining site in general is good http://www.cornish-mining.org.uk/delving-deeper/mineral-tramways-and-railways.

That reminds me - there's an old mineral line near where I live. I have always wondered if it is walkable. Huyton to Cronton I think?

Dave

Additional info - it was called the Willis Branch, Cronton Colliery to Huyton Quarry (Single goods line). I remember it still joined the main line when I was a young plate layer but I never saw an engine on it. Latest info is it will become a path to a new country park.
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Re: tramways from quarries
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2012, 12:13:54 PM »

No trace of the lines, but still architecture such as bridges etc, but the original tramway is now a path at Helsby, Cheshire.
If I remember rightly, it was to transport stone which was used to build much of the dock walls in Liverpool.
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Re: tramways from quarries
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2012, 02:45:29 PM »

Might not be the one you mean but I remember a branch that began at Mouldsworth and ran through Manley then Alvanley, down to Cheshire Jn near Helsby. I even worked on it in the late seventies.
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Re: tramways from quarries
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2012, 02:50:10 PM »

Might not be the one you mean but I remember a branch that began at Mouldsworth and ran through Manley then Alvanley, down to Cheshire Jn near Helsby. I even worked on it in the late seventies.
Dave

Probably connected up Dave.
 
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/59647781
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Tunnel,_Mountskill_Quarry_-_geograph.org.uk_-_175825.jpg
 
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Re: tramways from quarries
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2012, 03:11:42 PM »

Perhaps the best known is the Ffestiniog railway in Wales which was a gravity stone line of about 13mls.
http://www.festrail.co.uk/fr_history_1.htm?mn=14&sm=14-0
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Re: tramways from quarries
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2012, 03:18:05 PM »

Yes Simon it is on or near Alvanley Rd and I think Alvanley has an old station house with yard, now in private hands. That is on the line I mentioned which would take you to Ince. Now Ince had a pier where the stone from the quarry was ferried to Liverpool.

I have also worked on the Blannau Ffestiniog line. Gee a day off and I'm talking shop.

Dave
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