Haulage. The postcard picture shows the haulage railway from West Mine up to the treatment works set up in the early 20th century. There was a similar haulage way in the 19th century but this was dismantled when the mine closed in 1857 and the parts were sold in 1858. There were two other haulage routes to the works, one from the Wood Mine adit and the other from the Hough Level which brought ore from Engine Vein, Brynlow and the deeper parts of Wood Mine
(Left) Ore chute. There were several ore chutes leading from the fairly shallow workings into the deep Hough Level. This one is at Ring Shaft under Engine Vein and ore from the east end of that mine was tipped into the chute and then emptied from there into trucks.
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Last updated: 07/05/2010
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