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Report - Oakamoor sidings October 2011

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by The Stig, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. The Stig

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    Visited with nic81 whilst on a trip down to Alton Towers. since this place it like a 10 minute drive away, it would of been so daft not to go and have a neebie at this place. This place seems to be changing from report to report with some which have locomotives in whilst on the day we went, it was just rolling stock, but still was worth the visit :thumb

    Little History
    The sidings at Oakamoor are a relatively recent addition to the line’s history, and were first used as a siding to the quarry nearby. The sidings are currently used for storage as part of the Churnet Valley preserved Railway.
    When the line was first opened in 1849 there were no sidings at Oakamoor. The line originally ran between North Rode and Uttoxeter, primarily for heavy freight in and around the numerous limestone quarries and copper works dotted around the area. Further along the track is Oakamoor Tunnel which is 497 yards long, I didnt get to that part this time but will be heading back soon. Finally closed in 1964.


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    Thanks for looking
     

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