NT0576 : Uphill Track in the Bing

taken 4 years ago, near to Old Philpstoun, West Lothian, Great Britain

Uphill Track in the Bing
Uphill Track in the Bing
This is in the extensive shale bing west of the B8046. It's a steepening straight incline, which makes me think that it must be the base of the rails used to haul the spent shale to the top for dumping. The 1856 six-inch map shows a loch on this site, part of Philpstoun Loch, with the Union Canal cutting across it. By 1892, the Philpstoun Oil Works was in business. The loch had been all but filled in, only a small area of water remaining north of the canal, but on this side of the canal the bing was more or less confined to the same area as the former loch. By the late 1940s the bing had grown to its present extent.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 4 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Waste, Waste management 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0563 7671 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.4444N 3:30.8224W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0571 7670
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