SK3156 : A catchpit on the High Peak Trail

near to Holloway, Derbyshire, Great Britain

A catchpit on the High Peak Trail.
A catchpit on the High Peak Trail.
Located at the bottom end of the High Peak Trail, this catch pit was designed to stop runaway waggons before they reached the High Peak Junction and Cromford Canal just a few hundred yards further down the line. It was built in 1888 following an accident in which waggons carrying explosives down the incline ran out of control, jumped the railway and canal and exploded on the far bank. The last accident happened in the 1950s, the wreckage of which can still be seen in the catchpit.
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Thursday, 5 May, 2005   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 18 January, 2006
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WGS84: 53:6.0183N 1:32.3079W
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