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Published by [s.n.] in [U.K.] .
Written in English


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Pagination10 leaves
Number of Pages10
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20682781M

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The tramways of Caldon Low (9 pages). Rusting to staples. A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. Buy THE CALDON CANAL AND TRAMROADS by Lead, Peter (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). Envelope containing monochrome photographic images of Caldon Low Quarries tramway, North Staffordshire Railway and London, Midland and Scottish Railway: 1.) Cutting from unnamed journal [image c], tramway train with directors and officers of North Staffordshire Railway attending a firing. The Caldon Canal – or, more correctly, the Caldon Branch of the Trent & Mersey Canal – was designed as an outlet on to the canal system for the Caldon limestone quarries near Froghall. It was opened as a single branch to Froghall in , tramways being constructed to bring the vast quantities of limestone down from Caldon Low quarries a.

The Caldon Canal even though so named goes nowhere near Caldon, instead it connected to Caldon Low Limestone quarries by 4 Tramways, the 1st was built in , the 2nd being a rebuild of the route in , the 3rd Tramway was built as a Plateway in and the final Cableway in Caldon Low Tramway Of Commences at Froghall Wharf on the Kiln level with a steep incline up onto Whistonbrook and Gimmershill. 05/06/ 12 Photos in . It is subtitled 'to the Manifold Valley' and includes the Caldon Low Quarry. The Churnet Valley Railway is nearby and a special train that day ran to Ipstones, which is illustrated in the album. He can be seen below at the book signing, alongwith the CVR's shop manager, Pam Golder. For further information, please telephone us on Wed, 14 Nov silverwhiskers: The North Staffordshire Railway This branch joined Stoke-on-Trent to Stockton Brook and Leek, then Caldon Low Quarry. Passenger traffic ended in , and freight in , but does the continued existence of the track mean that Tarmac are paying Network Rail to keep the line mothballed in case of possible future limestone quarry requirements?

The limestone was mined in the huge quarries at Caldon Low and then loaded onto an inclined tramway to Froghall. Four tramways were built and parts of them are still tracable in the landscape including various bridges and inclines. The final tramway, built by James Trubshaw was the most significant and involved the most engineering. A further area of interest, again via ownership of the T&M, was the lease on Caldon Low quarries. Associated with the quarry was the 3 ft 6 in (1, mm) tramway that ran from the quarries to Froghall making the NSR the operator of lines of three different gauges. The ambitious plans of the Churnet Valley Railway look likely to further increase study of the area - a very handy book indeed.' (The Journal of the Stephenson Locomotive Society, . The Caldon Canal, a branch line of the Trent & Mersey, was constructed to export the ‘inexhautable supplies of limestone’ from Caldon Low, a claim that wasn’t too far from the mark. However, the final three miles eastwards from Froghall Wharf to the quarries, which were a further metres above sea level, were just too steep for a waterway.