SC4087 : The Great Snaefell Mine from the Snaefell Mountain Railway

taken 1 year ago, 4 km from Laxey, Isle of Man, Great Britain

The Great Snaefell Mine from the Snaefell Mountain Railway
The Great Snaefell Mine from the Snaefell Mountain Railway
The sit of a zinc and lead mine that closed in 1908.
Snaefell Mountain Railway :: SC3987
Built in 1895, the Snaefell Mountain Railway is an electric mountain railway (the only one in the British Isles) which runs from the village of Laxey to the summit of Snaefell, at 2,036 feet above sea level the highest point on the island. It connects with the Manx Electric Railway (MER) in Laxey. The line is five miles long, built to 3 ft 6 in gauge and uses a Fell Incline Railway System centre rail for braking on the steep gradients. It is electrified using overhead wires at 550 volts direct current, with bow collectors.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 5 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 12 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Laxey 
Primary Subject of Photo
Mine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SC 408 873 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:15.4408N 4:26.6999W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SC 409 868
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