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Graham



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:20 am    Post subject: Old photos - Highley Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kinlet. Undated.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undated. Identified on Facebook as being the location of what is now the path alongside the country park toilet block.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1958. Photo: James Doubleday


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I note that several of the coal wagons in the yard have their side doors open, and that one appears to be partly unloaded. Would this be for railway use (e.g. the signal box), or did a coal merchant operate out of the yard?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danny252 wrote:
I note that several of the coal wagons in the yard have their side doors open, and that one appears to be partly unloaded. Would this be for railway use (e.g. the signal box), or did a coal merchant operate out of the yard?
The former Highley sidings were subsequently used as a landsale yard for Alveley Colliery (source - SVR Souvenir Guide). Presumably the coal came from Alveley sidings to Highley by rail. I'd always assumed it would have been dumped on arrival, but maybe it was left in the wagons.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once production and loading moved over to Alveley/Alveley Sidings, I imagine Highley yard would have been rather lacking in use, given the generous siding accommodation at Alveley Sidings. If it was that empty, it would be rather easy to just leave a string of wagons in one siding as shown, assuming BR were happy for their wagons to be waiting unused (perhaps for a fee...).
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lack of trees compared to 2017 is very striking.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only is visibility vastly improved in operational terms (platform staff stand a chance of seeing a train before it reaches the platform!), I feel the view is far more attractive than the current one.

Recent forestry work near the Ffestiniog railway has opened up many of the views from their stations - if only we could do the same! However, I suspect many of the large trees that now exist at Highley are not on railway property...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hear, hear! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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21728453_1260508547386960_7970054691373990833_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's been a bit of an infodump on Highley Memories. 180+ photos of the colliery, everything from the overhead ropeway to newspaper cuttings. I'll post a few of the railway ones here, the rest can be found at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.390712264387245&type=3


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


10985258_10153090052379288_1218946188737293257_n by Graham Phillips, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first and third of those photos (with the buckets on ropes) appear to be Billingsley Colliery, going by the lettering on the wagons in the third photo.

Perhaps a trick of the light, but the first photo it doesn't look like coal being loaded into the wagon - if not coal, what could it be?
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