SX4472 : Gulworthy: Devon Great Consols Railway

taken 9 years ago, near to Gunnislake, Cornwall, Great Britain

Gulworthy: Devon Great Consols Railway
Gulworthy: Devon Great Consols Railway
The course of the 4.5 mile long mineral railway is now a 'Tamar Trail'. The line was built in 1858 at a cost of 10,355. It linked Devon Great Consols mine in the north with Morwellham Quay to the south and was used to aid the export of copper for processing in smelters at Swansea in south Wales. At the Morwellham end of the line there is a 700m long inclined plane that took waggons down to the quay by gravity. Materials were hauled up the plane by a stationary steam engine. On the right can be seen a linear mine dump, probably part of the Bedford United sett
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SX4472, 20 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 17 September, 2010
Category
Railway (mineral) (former)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 440 729 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:32.1074N 4:12.1087W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 440 729
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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