NZ7212 : Paddy Waddell's Railway

taken 13 years ago, 3 km from Scaling, Redcar And Cleveland, Great Britain

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Paddy Waddell's Railway
Paddy Waddell's Railway
I've categorised this as a "Disused railway" but Paddy Waddell's Railway, or more correctly The Cleveland Extension Mineral Railway, was never actually finished. This embankment and cutting was one of the few bits that actually was constructed in the 1870's. The contractor for the line was John Waddell, a Scot from Edinburgh but he employed an Irish engineer named Gallaher to take charge of the work. It seems likely that the engineer was referred to locally as Mr.Waddell. The line was intended to link the Glaisdale ironstone mines with the North East Railway at Skelton and was beset with problems, politics and competition from other railway companies. Finally after many false starts hopes were rekindled in 1896 but it was not to be.
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NZ7212, 11 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 August, 2005   (more nearby)
Saturday, 20 August, 2005
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Uplands  Railways  Heath, Scrub 
Railway (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 724 120 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.8900N 0:53.0174W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 7223 1226
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Disused Railway Bed  Disused Railway  Heather  Heather Moorland  Heather Moor  Moor  Moorland 

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