Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 15th December, 2015)
Photo: Mick Byrne (Sony HDR)
Remains of the Underground Railroad. LOL. Worked at John Pit in 1955-6, maintaining the surface Locos, also those from Taylor Pit. A bunch of old worn out locomotives.
Strange set of lines, anything but standard.
map shows John Pit about 1890's
Double rail normal on some sections of track to help guide the wheels and stop derailments. Why has this section of track been uncovered?
Art & myself have walked down that track a few times to maintain the elctric tippler which empted the wagons into the batges.
peterp This track was unearthed for the heritage of Crooke village so people could see how the village helped in the transport of coal to Liverpool and other places. as in the picture there are guides angles so that the 80 ton wagon would line up with the tippler.the lines are about 160 years old.
I would like to know where this ficticious 2underground railway was?
Those rails were part of the level crossing, after all, you wouldn't expect traffic to climb over the track ( over a foot high)to get to Woodcock Row ;o) As for being discovered....It was never lost. Rails like this were all over Wigan, but for trams only, as anyone who has had the front wheel of their bike stuck in one LOL