EPW044683 ENGLAND (1934).  The Fernilee Reservoir under construction, Goyt Valley, 1934


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    Title [EPW044683] The Fernilee Reservoir under construction, Goyt Valley, 1934
    Reference EPW044683
    Date May 1934
    Place name GOYT VALLEY
    Parish HARTINGTON UPPER QUARTER
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 401406,  377556
    Longitude / Latitude -1.9789034975924,  53.294687094777
    National Grid Reference SK014776
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     Approximate site of the former gunpowder magazine, well away from the gunpowder mill. The two were connected by a tramway.

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    Saturday 16th of December 2017 08:45:15 AM
     Former gunpowder mill, closed in 1920

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    Saturday 16th of December 2017 08:26:21 AM
     Temporary trestle bridge carrying the 3ft gauge construction railway.

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    Saturday 16th of December 2017 08:12:59 AM
     The dam's "valve shaft" begins to take shape. It stands as a distinctive feature at the north western corner of the dam.

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    Saturday 16th of December 2017 08:01:37 AM
     Steam locomotive on the extensive, temporary 3ft gauge railway used in constructing the dam. Such railways were the usual means of moving materials in dam-building until the ascendancy of the internal combustion engine after the 2nd World War.

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    Saturday 16th of December 2017 07:59:22 AM
     Steam locomotive on the extensive, temporary 3ft gauge railway used in constructing the dam. Such railways were the usual means of moving materials in dam-building until the ascendancy of the internal combustion engine after the 2nd World War.

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    Friday 15th of December 2017 11:37:16 PM
     Steam crane

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    Friday 15th of December 2017 11:34:16 PM
     Load-carrying vessel (sometimes known as a Gondola) suspended from wires across the valley. Close examination of the photo revels the wires in several places. The suspending metalwork on each side of the valley is quite distinctive.

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    Friday 15th of December 2017 11:32:42 PM
     Self-acting incline to Issue Tor Quarry near the 1000ft contour, opened to extract stone for use in building the dam.

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    Friday 15th of December 2017 11:02:26 PM
     Trackbed of Bunsall Upper Incline on the Cromford and High Peak Railway. The incline was closed, along with the rest of the line between Shallcross goods yard and Ladmanlow, in 1892 and the tracks were lifted by 1894. The trackbed now forms part of a modern road.

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    Friday 15th of December 2017 10:56:16 PM
     Gizzards Spout

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    Friday 15th of December 2017 10:51:54 PM
     Trackbed of the Cromford and High Peak Railway. This stretch opened in 1831 and closed in 1892. Tracks here were lifted by 1894.

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    Friday 15th of December 2017 10:40:45 PM
     Shawstile Farm

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    Friday 15th of December 2017 10:37:53 PM