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Report - Draycott Mine and Rail Tunnel - Staffs - June 2020


Alizan97&

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Dratcot mine and underground rail tunnel Staffordshire
Was a tight fit and by god it was a very steep never ending tunnel into the mine, didn’t get any pictures because I couldn’t get my camera because of the conditions of the decent luckily the exit was abit better :)

Construction began in 1898 on Draycott tunnel and it opened in January 1909. During its use the tunnel was prone to collapsing and attempts were made to strengthen the tunnel using steel hoops . The section of line between the north portal of the tunnel and Cheadle was retained to serve the Colliery. The tunnel finally closed in 1922.

Around 1983 Puddleduck Colliery commenced work from adits just inside the southern portal of the old railway tunnel. A new narrow-gauge line was laid in the tunnel with mine carts hauled by cable. Draycott Cross Colliery closed in 1991 and the land was sold and the adits sealed.
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Fluffy

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I like that! The little cart and tracks are fantastic!
 

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