SK2554 : Hopton Incline before dismantling. Spring 1967

taken 51 years ago, near to Hopton, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Hopton Incline before dismantling. Spring 1967
Hopton Incline before dismantling. Spring 1967
Hopton Incline, the scene of amazing feats with steam locomotives, being the steepest unassisted steam worked "hill" in the country. Viewed from the bottom, a short spur led to loading facilities at Hopton 'Bone works' and, beyond here the incline, 457 yards long, rose in gradients of 1 in 60, 1 in 30,1 in 20 and 1 in 14. It was originally operated by a winding engine at the summit. Trains needed a run at it to avoid stalling, and this procedure resulted in a fatal accident at this spot in 1937 when a locomotive jumped the track, rolled down the embankment and ended up in the parallel lane. The driver was killed.
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Date Taken
10 May 1967   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 8 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2574 5462 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.2907N 1:37.0279W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2610 5463
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