SK9112 : Exton Park ironstone railway bridge parapet

taken 12 years ago, near to Cottesmore, Rutland, England

Exton Park ironstone railway bridge parapet
Exton Park ironstone railway bridge parapet
United Steels' Exton Park ironstone quarry railway system was the last to be developed in the East Midlands and the third largest in England. It was an extension of the Cottesmore and Burley systems, and was active from 1951-73. A nine-mile circle of track and quarries, completed in 1956, rounded Exton Park, largely in cuttings to reduce visual impact. The ore was taken to the Oakham-Melton main line at Ashwell Sidings, via exchange sidings at what is now the Rutland Railway Museum. The tunnel beneath the Cottesmore road here has been filled in, but the concrete bridge parapets remain. The electricity sub-station which powered the dragline excavators in the quarries is nearby - see SK9112 : Hambleton Bakery.

For more remains of the Exton Park railway, see SK8813 : Rutland Railway Museum, SK8813 : Fields once criss-crossed by railways, SK8912 : Household Waste Site partly covers railway remains and SK9112 : Towards Fort Henry.

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SK9112, 41 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Date Taken
Friday, 30 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 1 October, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9126 1267 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.2411N 0:39.0488W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9125 1266
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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