Web
Analytics
Report - - Cadley Hill Colliery Railway, Derbyshire, April 1976 | Industrial Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Cadley Hill Colliery Railway, Derbyshire, April 1976

Bovine

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
Located in the South Derbyshire Coalfield, which was the smallest in the Midlands, the colliery opened in 1861 and lasted until March 1988. The site was then subject to opencast coal mining, which have obliterated every trace of it.
In the 1970's, the collieries were switching to diesel locomotives for their shunting, but the manager at Cadley Hill was a steam enthusiast and gathered cast offs from other collieries, overhauled some of them and used steam 100% for the raiway system.
Having heard that one of the engines had just been fitted with a new boiler and would be in steam that weekend, we decided to pay a visit. In them days you literally just walked in, after signing the Indemnity Book and wandered around!

ir25HE3851of1962CadleyHill24041976Small.jpg

A 1962 built Hunslet 'Austerity' outside the shed

ir27WB3059of1953CadleyHill24041976Small.jpg

Inside the shed was this 1953 Bagnall. The chimney is part of a system to improve efficiency.

ir30RSH7298of1946CadleyHill24041976Small.jpg

This is Progress sporting her brand new boiler, what we came to see.

ir12CadleyHillColliery14041976Small.jpg

The old boiler was being cut up at the back of the Fitting Shop.

ir20CadleyHillColliery14041976Small.jpg

This view shows the inner copper firebox and how it is stayed to the outer wrapper

ir29RSH7298of1946CadleyHill24041976Small.jpg

A handy spoil heap enabled this shot

ir23WB3059of1953CadleyHill24041976Small.jpg


ir31CadleyHill24041976Small.jpg

Proof that altering signs is nothing new! The chimney required attention!
 

Attachments

Similar threads