The Rowrah and Kelton Fell (Mineral) Railway

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    Article by David Powell, 2008. "The explosion of railways in West Cumberland during the latter half of the 19th century was very much due to the mineral wealth found in west Cumberland at that time. There was coal stretching from Whitehaven along the coast to Maryport and inland to Aspatria and Wigton. Then there was iron ore in the Egremont, Cleator Moor and Frizington area. (The rich haematite iron ore that was being mined in this area was in great demand for the Bessemer processes because it was particularly low in phosphorus and sulphur.) We also had limestone lying with the iron ore....."
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    Industrial History of Cumbria
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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