2018

NG5534 : Ironstone Railway

taken 6 years ago, near to Inverarish, Isle of Raasay, Scotland

Ironstone Railway
Ironstone Railway
The smooth green slope was the trackbed of the railway used to bring the ironstone down from No 1 mine to the pier to be shipped out. I'm unsure what the concrete blocks on the right were for.
Ironstone Mining on Raasay

Between 1912 and 1916 iron ore was extracted from ironstones that outcrop in the southern part of the Isle of Raasay. Extensive ruins of the workings and associated buildings continue to disfigure the landscape of the island.


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Geographical Context: Quarrying, Mining
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NG5534, 96 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Anne Burgess   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 29 April, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 May, 2018
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 5554 3431 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:20.0139N 6:3.8112W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 5553 3429
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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