This short section of tramway was a self-acting inclined plane - i.e., two sets of wagons were connected together by a rope, chain, or (more likely) a steel cable. The cable would have been wound around a drum installed at the top of the incline. The drum was probably positioned on the level platform that can be seen just beyond the rocks in the foreground of large image below. The weight of descending full wagons would have been sufficient to haul the empty wagons back-up the incline. The linear feature in the middleground of the image (slightly right of centre) is the abandoned trackbed of the tramway itself.
SCRCA structure 250270: Crag of Blea Moor Tramway
Key details from the Location Record
- Location Type
- Archaeological Site
- Location Variant
- Archaeologal Site - Tramway
- Assessment status
- Current Use(s)
- Shown on a land plan?
- Construction / installation period
- MR-C: Constructed by the Midland Railway Co. between 1869 and 31st December 1876.
- Distance from London St.Pancras
- 250 miles and 24 chains
- Position relative to running lines
- This location IS visible from nearby publicly accessible land.
- Accessibility (ease of access)
- Protection Category
- The structure or site is not currently protected
- Geographic Location
- View this location on mapping. or on aerial imagery.
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