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. The steepness of the hill is very clear in this view.
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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 301 608 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.6260N 1:33.0066W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 302 607
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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