SK7827 : Trackbed of ironstone railway near White Lodge

taken 7 years ago, near to Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Trackbed of ironstone railway near White Lodge
Trackbed of ironstone railway near White Lodge
When the Great Northern Railway built its Scalford to Eaton Branch in the 1880s, to serve the many iron ore quarries in the Eaton area, it also built a short sub-branch and laid sidings south west of White Lodge in an attempt to encourage the Eastwell Iron Ore Co to use the standard-gauge Eaton Branch rather than its own narrow-gauge incline at Harby Hill LinkExternal link. However, Eastwell continued to use the incline (till 1960) and this short GN line was probably never used. However, from 1903 the Eastwell opened new quarries around White Lodge and used the GNR formation for an extension ultimately to Branston of its 3ft-gauge tramway. The line of the railway is shown by the fence and the tree-grown cutting ahead. Trains of ore last passed here in 1960.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 June, 2010
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Railway (dismantled)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 787 275 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.3721N 0:49.9318W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 787 275
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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