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Author Dale Abbey No 2 Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
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Dale Abbey No 2 Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Posted: 29/04/2019 12:13:25
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Recently stumbled across a tunnel on the remains of the tramway between the colliery and the sand pits - which then I think went on to the iron works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gNbvIE1Tl8 (relevant part starts at 6:12)

I'm guessing the sand pits just conveniently extended the line of the tramway to get their product to the mainline? I can't think of any reason a colliery would require large quantities of sand - the ironworks might have done for casting perhaps?
IP: 195.171.131.2 Edited: 29/04/2019 12:14:50 by ttxela
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Dale Abbey No 2 Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Posted: 29/04/2019 12:22:12
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Foundry casting sounds a good guess. The sand may have also gone further as the tramway appears to eventually meet the main railway line IP: 86.130.127.205
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