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Posted: 03/02/2010 12:58:56
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It could just be the angles the pictures are taken at but it looks like they've got the engines front and back going uphill but both in front going downhill.

Surely the other way round would be better?
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Posted: 03/02/2010 14:39:46
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How wonderful to see these historic photographs detailing the granite industry which was very important in Cornwall but one that is often eclipsed by hard rock mining. Were your family involved in the granite industry?

My interest in quarrying stems from the fact that my maternal ancestors, the Harveys, ran the two quarries on the Busveal side of Carn Marth for nearly a century. Sadly I don't have any photographs of the C19th operations, but the larger one of the two was owned by Jim Harvey until 1934 when he sold it to Jack Johns. Johns leased the quarry to the Camborne Redruth Urban District Council until 1961 when it was closed. Holman's then used it for test drilling purposes. I can remember lying on the quarry rim with my Grandfather watching this taking place in what must have been the early 1970s. The swiss cheese effect left behind in the rockface can still be seen.

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Posted: 03/02/2010 19:15:43
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Very nice pics Mr Spitfire, thanks. Smile IP: 86.23.108.26
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Posted: 03/02/2010 23:39:00
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Just home Spitfire... Stunning pictures mate... really outstanding! Thumb Up

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Posted: 04/02/2010 16:21:33
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The clay wagon pic is particularly interesting.. would the smaller none rail connected quarries have had their own horse teams for this or contracted in locals?.

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Posted: 04/02/2010 16:47:32
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Just interested as I had a similar discussion over small coal mines up here where some were so small that they wouldn't keep a horse, cart, let alone any stabling and use to use small local hauliers to do the work... am talking 1850s here when coal was sold in large lumps the size of the stuff in your picture. We know this happened as paperwork has survived in the form of invoices for moving of coal etc. I wondered if the small claystone pits were sufficiently rich to afford their own oss! Smile

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Posted: 04/02/2010 17:14:43
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I'm loving these pictures, keep em coming!

Particularly like the chap standing proudly in front of the crashed engine - I'm guessing he wasn't the driver Laugh
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Posted: 04/02/2010 19:27:39
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a bit more modern than steam traction. Granate from Penmaenmawr for Tywyn coastal defence work this week


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Posted: 04/02/2010 22:33:05
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Wells Fargo Express Co. Deadwood Treasure Wagon and Guards with $250,000 gold bullion from the Great Homestake Mine, Deadwood, S.D., 1890.


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A fantastic set of photos spitfire.

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Posted: 07/02/2010 17:17:51
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Totally mint pics mate.. the barrels one is fascinating but I love the incline base pics... seen plenty looking up but few showing the view onto the quay! Ace. Thanks for posting!

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Posted: 07/02/2010 19:31:12
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Don't know whether this counts. The tugboat Edna G, believed to be the last steam-powered, coal burning tugboat assigned an operating license on the Great Lakes. Used to transport ore carriers to the Two Harbors docks from 1896 until her retirement in 1981.



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Posted: 07/02/2010 22:43:31
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more from tywyn


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Posted: 07/02/2010 22:53:31
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THIS ONE MIGHT COUNT ON A COUPLE OF SCALES
4 foot transporter wagon from padarn with some slate in 2 foot wagons being moved into the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum


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Posted: 08/02/2010 12:47:14
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spitfire wrote:

English side of the river

Eh?, what's on the other side of the river?

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Posted: 08/02/2010 13:30:16
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ChrisJC wrote:

spitfire wrote:

English side of the river

Eh?, what's on the other side of the river?

Chris.


Another part of England......

.....that wishes it wasn't! Laugh
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Posted: 09/02/2010 16:16:19
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magirus at coniston old man bursting stone slate quarry 1974





fleet of Dennis trucks at chipping sodbury 1949






O&K loco"penlee" travelling from the quarry to Newlyn harbour 1920
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Posted: 09/02/2010 16:38:21
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Why move your loads from face to crusher-just move the whole plant to where the work is !! from 1975
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Posted: 09/02/2010 20:46:25
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more from tywyn


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Posted: 09/02/2010 21:04:23
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A 'steam Wagon' at Manod Granite Quarry (Madog Quarry), Blaenau Ffestiniog in the 1930's.



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Posted: 11/02/2010 00:07:04
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thorpey wrote:

a bit more modern than steam traction. Granate from Penmaenmawr for Tywyn coastal defence work this week


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Please pardon my ignorance of my local area but how are they loading the granite onto the boat as there is no jetty at Penmaenmawr any more? Please don't tell me they are shipping it by road to Mostyn and loading the boat there or something like that!

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