West Somerset Mineral Railway, and the story of the Brendon Hills iron mines

by Roger Sellick

Publisher: David & Charles in London

Written in English
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    Statementby Roger Sellick, with contributions by J.R. Hamilton and M.H. Jones.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination126p., [12]p. of plates :
    Number of Pages126
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    Open LibraryOL18985101M

West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines by Sellick, Roger Price: $ Large fold-out map, plans, drawings, photographs. Buy Now | More Info: OUT OF STOCK! When We Rode the Rails by Adam-Smith, Patsy Price: $ "There was a romance about the railways in the days of steam that made legends of the. The West Somerset Mineral Railway opened in to carry iron ore from the Brendon Hills to the harbour at Watchet, and the West Somerset Railway connected it with the main railway network in In the Somerset Central Railway opened as part of a project to link Wales with France by way of a jetty near Burnham-on-Sea railway station. The revised edition has around 20 new photographs and additional maps. Some of the text has been revised. The price remains at £ Mike Jones will be launching his new history and description of the West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Brendon Hills Iron Ore mines which also retails at £ Before its expansion in the s the Raleigh’s Cross operation was referred to as the ‘Tone mine’. This iron mine was served by a branch off the West Somerset Mineral Railway (WSMR), which was built primarily to carry iron ore from mines to Watchet, from where it crossed the Bristol Channel bound for the steelworks on the Welsh side.

The Brendon Hills, The West Somerset Mineral Railway was built to link iron ore mines with the seaport of Watchet for transportation to the steelyards of south Wales. Much of its route can be walked and there are several ruins, some of national importance, that have been conserved. The price of iron ore and the methods of extraction.   Be sure to do the Mineral Line walk, along a disused railway that once brought iron ore down from the mines in the Brendon Hills, or the three-mile . SELLICK, Roger, The West Somerset Mineral Railway and Brendon Hills Iron Mines () SHATWELL, H G, NASH, Alfred W, GRAHAM, J Ivon, “Somerset oil shales” in J Institute Petroleum Technologists () 10, SHEPPARD, T, “William Smith: the father of English geology” in Somerset Year Book () 38, 33 Exmoor is loosely defined as an area of hilly open moorland in west Somerset and north Devon in South West is named after the River Exe, the source of which is situated in the centre of the area, two miles north-west of is more precisely defined as the area of the former ancient royal hunting forest, also called Exmoor, which was officially surveyed – as Area: km² ( sq mi).

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ISBN £ sold out. contents and extra information for this book». The West Somerset Mineral Railway was designed primarily to carry iron ore from the Brendon Hill mines to an outlet port at Watchet, but also carried passengers. It received Royal assent inand work started on it in and was completed in The West Somerset Mineral Railway, constructed under an Act ofwas one of the more unusual of Britain's minor railways.

The line was opened in stages from Watchet on the Somerset coast to Comberow, a hamlet some six miles to the south at the foot of the Brendon Hills. Buy West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines 2nd ed.

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David and Charles Limited. Second.plates 2 and SEM Report: Croft, R.A. The West Somerset Mineral Railway Research Design. SEM Report: Jones, M.H. Notes on some of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines and the West. The West Somerset Mineral Railway company was incorporated, an integral part of the business of the Brendon Hills Iron Ore Co.

When the new Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Co was incorporated, the Somerset mines were placed under its management. The lease of the line was changed from Ebbw Vale Co to Ebbw Vale Iron and Steel Co. Eventually it is intended that full histories will fill the gap between A K Hamilton Jenkin's 'Mines of Devon, vols.

1 and 2' and Sellick's 'The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story. Book Review: The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines. By Roger Sellick. pub. David & Charles (Newton Abbot, ) @ £ This is a revised edition of the above work first published in which has for some years been out of print and has been described as a model work on such a subject.

I missed this book that was released inits a fully illustrated, well reserached and pra quality production The Brendon Hills Iron Mines and the West Somerset Mineral Railway M H Jones, HB, xmm, Printed on gloss art paper, casebound with colour dustjacket. (publishers description) The industrial history of Great Britain records numerous enterprises.

The West Somerset Mineral Railway, constructed instands therefore as an early example of railway engineering in the region and the incorporation of the Incline, the special self-acting cable section on the steep slope between Brendon Hill and Combe Row, was considered in the midth century to be an outstanding piece of technology that.

The West Somerset Mineral Railway was a standard gauge line that served the iron mines of the Brendon Hills in West Somerset. The line took ore from the mines to the port of Watchet from where it was shipped across the Bristol Channel to South Wales, where it was taken to the iron furnaces of Ebbw Vale.

Introduction. The West Somerset Mineral Railway (WSMR) was an independant railway in West Somerset, constructed as a standard gauge (4' 8½") single-track line.

Its main purpose was to carry iron ore from the mines on the Brendon Hills done to the port at Watchet, but it also provided a public passenger service. West Somerset Mineral Railway train staff (Watchet to Comberow).JPG 1, × ; KB West Somerset Mineral Railway, Brendon Hill - - jpg × ; KB WSMR × ; 19 KBInstance of: railway.

Combe Down Freestone Mines, Bath by AJ Butcher and RD Mehew. Goon's Hole, Burrington Combe by MT Mills. Book Review: The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines. A Preliminary Investigation of Surtshellir, Iceland by MT Mills and C Wood Published by the Shepton Mallet Caving Club.

The West Somerset Mineral Railway (WSMR) was intended to link the iron-ore mines of the Brendon Hills with the harbour at Watchet.

Inbefore it was even opened, it was suggested that the WSMR should be extended to Minehead instead of the WSR and an Act of Parliament for this work was passed on 27 July but it was never constructed. N/A. English: The inclined plane on Brendon Hill at Comberow Station on the West Somerset Mineral Railway, seen from the southwest.

In the foreground is the built locomotive Pontypool with a train of two passenger coaches. The West Somerset Mineral Railway opened in to transport iron ore from the Brendon Hill mines to Watchet for shipment to South Wales. It was not used officially for passenger traffic until some years later.

The mines were closed inbut were reopened inbut a slump in the steel industry led the mines being finally closed in West Somerset mineral line railway. NGR ST The winding house on the West Somerset mineral line railway contained the machinery used to lower the trucks full of ore down the steep incline encountered on the route to Watchet harbour.

Non of the machinery survives but the site remains and is going to be consolidated to allow visitor access. Buy The Brendon Hills Iron Mines and the West Somerset Railway by M.H.

Jones from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £   Discovering the Old Mineral Line, Brendon Hills, Exmoor It seems hard to believe now, but the Brendon Hills on Exmoor were once a centre for iron mining.

Whole settlements were constructed for miners and their families, although most of the houses and industrial buildings have since disappeared or remain only as ruins. The West Somerset Mineral Railway was built between and to take iron ore from the mines on the Brendon Hills to Watchet harbour, where it was loaded onto ships and transported across to South Wales for smelting at Ebbw Vale.

The operation was unprofitable and the mines were closed in and the railway in BRENDON HILLS INDUSTRIAL SURVEY Maps & diagramS West somerset mineral railway location map SCALE OF KILOMETRES 0 1 2 3 4 5 West somerset mineral railway location map.

who had worked off the Brendon Hill incline photo of 'the Box' no doubt provided by Awdry, possibly contained in the first edition of 'The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines' (published inthree years before 'Very Old Engines' was released). While the cylindrical safety valve cover is more or less.

The West Somerset Mineral Railway was a private venture by The Brendon Hills Iron Ore Company to extract Iron Ore feet above sea level in the Brendon Hills.

The ore was transported to Watchet Harbour (West Jetty) for onward transmission to the Ebbw Vale Co. in South Wales.3 – telephone (main office) or RAILWAY TITLES 2: SOMERSET RAILWAY HISTORY The Brendon Hills Iron Mines and the West Somerset Mineral Railway A New Account by M.H. Jones The industrial history of Great Britain records numerous enterprises which failed to fulfil expectations and have since vanished almostFile Size: 7MB.

The 19th century iron mines on the Brendon Hills are closely related to the iron industry of South Wales. By supplies of locally mined ore in South Wales were becoming exhausted at the very time when demand for wrought iron rails was increasing as a result of the spread of railways.