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Author Use of gravity in Little Eaton gangroad
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Use of gravity in Little Eaton gangroad
Posted: 17/09/2010 15:11:07
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Hi I am new to the site please can you tell me in detail how gravity was used on the Little Eaton gangroad
Thanks
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Use of gravity in Little Eaton gangroad
Posted: 17/09/2010 20:43:33
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The only sections I can think of that are possibly gravity worked are the original Nethermoor route to Openwood gate and perhaps to the Upper Salterwood pits.
On the down grades the horses were hitched to the side and the brake was a wooden sprag into the spoked wheels.

The direct route up to Openwood gate was a rope worked incline.



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IP: 78.150.167.146 Edited: 17/09/2010 20:47:03 by ICLOK
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Use of gravity in Little Eaton gangroad
Posted: 21/09/2010 09:13:31
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Many thanks, this has helped my group clarify how gravity was used. Big Grin IP: 93.93.222.208
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