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    In December I paid a flying visit to the site of Snailbeach Lead Mine and the remains of the Snailbeach District Railway where it adjoins the mine site. Snailbeach is in Shropshire. I have been aware of the mine for some years, but have never got around to visiting. However, when driving past I spotted the road sign on the main road and turned off to have a quick 20 minute explore. I must return in the future particularly when the visitor centre is open. Though a conserved site it does look suitably derelict and is well worth a visit.

    Views of Snailbeach District Railways can be found here: Snailbeach District Railways - JHLPHOTOGRAPHY

    Views of Snailbeach Lead Mine can be found here: Snailbeach Lead Mines - JHLPHOTOGRAPHY

    Here are some images of the railway:



    Snailbeach Mine Loading Platform





    Railway track leading to Black Tom shaft



    Locomotive Shed



    Track work and bridge abutments the point lever gave access to the locomotive depot and loading platform



    Close up of the point lever

    The Mine



    Ore Shaking Tables stating on the railway platform.



    Mine Office with George's Shaft head stock in the background.



    General view of the mine site



    George's Shaft head Stock



    Compressor House and Crusher Plant chimney

    John
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    Beautiful, thank you
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    That's very nice. Interesting photographs and a good write up. Didn't know it existed.
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    Really liked that, Nicely Done, Thanks
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    Very nice. Looks like a good day out. Thanks.

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    The 2nd image of the track was my favourite, thank you!

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    ohhh thats great pictures and its looking a lot better than when I first visited there about 26 years ago :) must get back for a proper look

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