NY5856 : Track south-west of Howgill

taken 7 years ago, near to Forest Head, Cumbria, Great Britain

Track south-west of Howgill
Track south-west of Howgill
This was the track of the railway line to Gairs Colliery which opened in 1912. The branch of the Brampton Railway left the Blacksyke line between Forest Head and Tortie and followed the course of an older line to Howgill. Beyond Howgill the line climbed steeply to Gairs Colliery with gradients of between 1 in 27 to 1 in 18 which was one of the steepest worked adhesion lines in Great Britain at the time LinkExternal link
Along the lower slopes of Brown Fell there are numerous old levels, mine shafts and spoil heaps NY5856 : Post-industrial landscape. Tindale Tarn is visible in the distance.
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 7 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Grassland  Quarrying, Mining  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5867 5694 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:54.3274N 2:38.7659W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5855 5686
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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