Rattlebrook Railway Bridge
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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 40.380 W 004° 03.818
30U E 424842 N 5614001
Quick Description: A granite railway bridge on Dartmoor.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/16/2007 2:07:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM1AJN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Grimspound and Jem
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Long Description:
This granite railway bridge was built in 1879 as part of this narrow gauge railway that stretched nearly 5 miles from Bridestowe station up to the Rattlebrook Peatworks some 350m above. It was used to transport peat. First horsepower was used then steam. Between 1868 and 1955 there were no less than twelve attempts to make the Rattlebrook peatworks viable. Most attempts quickly petered out when the cost of transport became apparent.
Ordnance Survey map reference (10 figure) if within DNP – If outside the Park, add N/A: Not listed

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