The Cliffe Hill mineral railway

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Narrow gauge railroads -- England -- Markfield -- History., Railroads, Industrial -- England -- Markfield -- His
StatementM. H. Billington.
ContributionsBillington, M. H.
The Physical Object
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ISBN 101871980232
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16 rows  The Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway was a 2 ft ( mm) narrow gauge industrial railway that connected the Cliffe Hill granite quarry to the nearby London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) between Leicester and line opened in and operated until Locale: England.

The Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway [M.H. Billington] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fascinating history (completely revised from edition)) of the two-foot narrow gauge railways that connected the Cliffe Hill granite quarries near Markfield in Leicestershire with the Midland Railway.

Worked by a variety of Bagnall locomotivesPrice: $ The Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway was opened in and closed in 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 : A definitive account of the 2 ft. gauge railway that served the granite quarries at Cliffe Hill, Leicestershire.

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Opened init was worked by a varied fleet of Bagnall locomotives, later joined by two Sentinel geared locomotives and a Kerr Stuart T. For a period. THE CLIFFE HILL MINERAL RAILWAY gton Softback, laminated cover, 78 pages, 64 black & white photographs, 15 maps & drawings. [ISBN 1 23 2] A definitive account of the 2 ft.

gauge railway that served the granite quarries at Cliffe Hill, Leicestershire. Buy The Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway 2nd Revised edition by Billington, M.H., Smith, David H.

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The Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway was an industrial narrow gauge railway that connected the Cliffe Hill granite quarry to the nearby London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) between Leicester and line opened in and operated until Locale: England.

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Try Our Free Property Valuation Worth £. It's Online, Quick, Easy To Use, & Can Tell You Whether Your Property Has Increased In Value. EweMove: Strood’s Local Property. Cliffe Hill Quarry is a hectares (47 acres) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the western outskirts of Markfield in Leicestershire.

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It is a Geological Conservation Review site. This quarry exposes volcanic and sedimentary Charnian rocks dating to the Precambrian eon. It was probably then a volcanic island. An unusually homogeneous form of the rock diorite is sometimes Grid reference: SK Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway.

A 2 ft Gauge railway taking Granite and other minerals from Bardon Hill Licestershire to a transfer dock on the LMS Leicester to Coalvile/Burton line. Latest railway photos. View more photos in the gallery. Markfield is a commuter village in both the National Forest and Charnwood Forest and in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire, settlement dates back to at least the time of the Norman conquest and is mentioned in the Domesday Book under the name Merchenefeld.

A variant of this is still used as the name for the village primary school, ct: Hinckley and Bosworth.

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The History of Cliffe HillFor the geologist the story of Cliffe Hill goes back million years. Commercially the name granite applies to any hard stone, while geologists restrict the term to a rock consisting of three minerals Quartz, Feldspar and Mica.

Cliffe Hill stone is a true Syenite, comprised of pinkish Felspar and green Hill is situated on the southern edge of. greatest enthusiasm was for a railway to link King's Cliffe with the great world beyond its borders. Cliffe people were not slow to appreciate the significance of the opening of the Northampton to Peterborough line in Junepassing within sight of Nassington and Yarwell but on the other sideFile Size: KB.

The Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway. M.H. Billington [Publisher: Plateway Press ] Softback 78 pages. The story of a narrow gauge line serving a granite quarry in Leicestershire, and surviving up until and replacement by road transport.

Because of this Maurice Billington's book on Cliffe Hill is a welcome addition to present day railway publications. For over twenty years the author has painstakingly gathered details of the tramway and its locomotives from available records and by conversing with elderly employees of the company.

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Billington M H. 1st Edition. A Treatise Upon Cable Or Rope Traction. Smith J B & Hilton G W. Find any book at the best price; By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. New Cliffe Hill Quarry, Cliffe Hill Quarry, Stanton under Bardon, Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicestershire, England, UK: Primarily quarrying granite for road aggregate, beneath an overburden of clays and Keuper marl mudstones.

Operated by Midland Quarry Products Limited. The Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway was a 2 ft narrow gauge industrial railway that connected the Cliffe Hill granite quarry to the nearby London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) between Leicester and Coalville.

The line opened in and operated until The Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway - M. Billingham, revised by David H. Smith, Plateway Press, A stream of influence - a century and a half of Congregationalism in Markfield, - - Michael Hockaday, A Geological walk around Cliffe Hill Quarry.

Cliffe railway station opened on 1st April with the platform fully decorated with flags, bunting and cheering crowds of villagers. It is said that when the service first opened, the Railway Company ‘treated’ the children to a ride to Gravesend and back to celebrate the event.

Sold to the Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway around Scrapped Black: Andrew Barclay: WT: Sold to Corby District Water Company. Sold to the Dinorwic Quarry in ; now preserved (as No. 70) at the Hollycombe Steam Collection: Midge: Kerr Stuart: ST: "Wren" class locomotive, ex-Coldwell Reservoir.

31 Billington M H Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway The (revised edition) 31 Billington M H Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway The (1st edition) 37 Birmingham Locomotive Club Industrial Locomotives of the West Midlands 37 Birmingham Locomotive Club. It was subsequently arranged in book form and edited by L L Asher, who in the early s was building up a railway list for Heffers, the Cambridge academic booksellers.

The Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway. Ref: S Billington, M H. Plateway,2nd (revised) edition. Octavo, x + 77 pages, maps, photo illustrations, locomotive drawings.

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unavailable. Notify me. Further information on the locomotives: Kerr-Stuart Haig class was sold in to the Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway and named Kashmir at a later date. Kerr Stuart Sirdar class was sold in to the Oakeley Slate Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog and named Diana, then sold to the Pen yr Orsedd Quarry, Nantlle in.

Cliffe Station on - the last day of passenger service Photo by John M Cramp (from Photographic Group web site).Flagship site set to become first UK quarry to run a technology-managed rebuilt prime mover fleet.

WHEN Midland Quarry Products (MQP) started to look at how they could improve the running of their flagship Cliffe Hill Quarry in Ellistown, Leicestershire, instead of opting for a big fleet renewal programme they decided to take a different and much more integrated approach to the operation.Markfield is a commuter village in both the National Forest and Charnwood Forest and in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire, settlement dates back to at least the time of the Norman conquest and is mentioned in the Domesday Book under the name Merchenefeld.

A variant of this is still used as the name for the village primary school, Mercenfeld.