Cliffe Hill Quarry

Gauge 2ft (60cm)

 

Collection Objects

Number Railway Object Type Description Image
TYWRM:CH001 Cliffe Hill rail chair Cast iron rail chair file CH001.jpg
TYWRM:CH002 Cliffe Hill rail chair Cast iron chair marked 'A.S.N. and Co. G.' file CH002.jpg

The Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway was opened in 1896 and closed in 1948. Its purpose was to carry granite from the quarry near Coalville, Leicestershire to exchange sidings near Bardon Hill staion on the Midland Railway, later LMS, line from Leicester to Burton on Trent. Over the years a wide variety of locomotives worked on the line. Bagnall was the favoured supplier with nine locos: there were also three Sentinel vertical boiler locos, a single Kerr Stuart example; an early petrol loco by Baguley and a diesel by Orenstein and Koppel.  Bagnall 1491 of 1897 Isobel survives.

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