SK3838 : Charingworth Road, Oakwood Drive, Bishops Drive and Springwood Road Junction

taken 12 years ago, near to Chaddesden, Derby, Great Britain

Charingworth Road, Oakwood Drive, Bishops Drive and Springwood Road Junction
Charingworth Road, Oakwood Drive, Bishops Drive and Springwood Road Junction
This picture shows the remains on the endless cable tramway, which was the longest one in the world. The coal from the Footrill colliery at Stanley had to be taken to Derby by horse and cart, which was not an ideal situation. At the time the Great Northern Railway, refused to build a siding, so in 1894 a continuous cable conveyor was constructed across country to a landsale wharf on Hill Crest Road, Chaddesden. The plan was to terminate at Derby Canal on Nottingham Road , but the council refused permission to allow the trackway to cross Nottingham Road, This picture is on the junction of Bishops Drive, Springwood Road, Charingworth Road and Oakwood Drive, and clearly show the raised trackway, now protected with a cast iron rail. Coal was carried on trains clipped on to an anchor rope, running over rollers between the tram-rails.

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October 2005   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 November, 2005
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Urban landmark   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 387 386 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.6040N 1:25.5331W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 387 385
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