Whitehaven Quarries and Porthywaen Limeworks

Gauge: 4ft (1.2m)


Collection Objects

Number Railway Object Type Description Image
TYWRM:WQ001 Steetley Lime and Basic Company works plate builders plate from Bagnall 2466 of 1932 file WQ001.jpg

The Steetley Lime and Basic Company’s Whitehaven Quarry was at Porthywaen on the Llanclys Junction to Llanrhiadr Mochnant and Langynog line near Oswestry. Whitehaven Quarries and Porthywaen Limeworks had a 4’0″ gauge system serving the quarries on two levels, connected by a rope-worked incline. The lower level worked a crushing plant connected to kilns by an aerial ropeway. Rail traffic ceased in May 1951.

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