2015

NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - 2015 steam gala (6)

taken 9 years ago, near to Threlkeld, Cumbria, England

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - 2015 steam gala (6)
Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - 2015 steam gala (6)
Up at the old quarry site, an Erie A steam navvy was hard at work.
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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The Carlisle Kid   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 25 July, 2015   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 28 July, 2015
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 326 241 [100m precision]
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