NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - Six visiting locomotives

taken 3 years ago, near to Threlkeld, Cumbria, Great Britain

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - Six visiting locomotives
Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - Six visiting locomotives
The six visiting locomotives for the steam gala were all lined up in the sun at the end of the day.
From left to right these are:-
Hudswell, Clarke No. 1238 of 1916. From Apedale Valley Light Railway.
Sybil Mary - Hunslet 0-4-0ST No. 921 of 1906. From Statfold Barn Railway.
Hugh Napier - Hunslet 0-4-0ST No. 855 0f 1904. From the Ffestinog Railway.
Stanhope - Kerr Stuart 0-4-2ST narrow gauge locomotive of the Tattoo class. From the Apedale Valley Light Railway.
Marchlyn - Avonside 0-6-0 No. 2067, 1933. From the Statfold Barn Railway.
Lilla - Hunslet 0-4-0ST No. 554, 1891. From the Ffestiniog Railway.
Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum
Threlkeld Quarry, which is situated three miles east of Keswick, originally opened in 1870 to supply railway ballast to the Penrith-Keswick line. Later, the stone was used by the Manchester Corporation Waterworks for their Thirlmere scheme, for railway ballast for the Crewe-Carlisle line, for roadstone, kerbing and for facing buildings with dressed stone. The granite quarry finally closed in 1982 and is now the site for the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum which is run by a group of volunteers.

The extensive quarry site has ample space for the display of the unique collection of vintage excavators and old quarry machinery. The 2ft gauge mineral railway has been relaid and provides a ride into the inner quarry for visitors to view the quarry faces in safety.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Sunday, 26 July, 2015
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Historic sites and artefacts  Quarrying, Mining  Railways  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3262 2450 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.6686N 3:2.6861W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3263 2448
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