Longframlington Colliery (1905)

  • Description

    Closed on 31st December 1931, little remains of this "Fram Pit", apart from a small spoil heap to the north of the town. Near the end of its life, a four-mile long aerial ropeway was constructed to overcome the problem of transporting the mined coal to a better centre of materail distribution. The mined coal was put into the pit tubs themselves, suspended from this overhead rope "tramway", and taken from one Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd pit to another (to the screening plant at Whittle Colliery). The logistical transport capacity was some 32 tons per hour and was incredibly successful. The ropeway passed over the A1 road, and was a site to behold !!
  • Owner

    museum 1
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    What does this mean? All Rights Reserved (Seek permission to reuse)
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/43269907@N07/4223188718/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 10 months ago
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