SK3060 : Old tramway depot

taken 8 years ago, near to Matlock, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Old tramway depot
Old tramway depot
This extensive building housed the modest fleet of three cable cars which operated a route of just over half-a-mile up Matlock Bank, with a steepest gradient of I in 5. The cars operated by gripping a continuous cable, in the same manner as the famous San Francisco cable cars. They ran from 1893 to 1927. As well as the trams, the buildings housed a workshop, a steam winding engine, boiler house and offices. The odd structure rising from the roof is the base of the chimney for the boilers.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 October, 2009
Category
Tram depot (former)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 302 608 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.6205N 1:32.9887W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 302 608
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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