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Snailbeach District Railways

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jhluxton

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I have paid a couple of visits to Snailbeach during May to photograph the remains of the Snailbeach District Railways, once part of the Colonel Stephen's railway empire.

The final section closed in 1959 but had relied on a road tractor hauling trains on the remaining section for around a decade due to lack of funds! For anyone wanting to explore this line a copy of Snailbeach District Railways by Twelveheads Press (2017) must be considered the definitive history of the railway and industries it served. Anyway here is a gallery of my photos and a few samples:

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Locomotive Shed

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Surviving point work giving access to the locomotive shed

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Loading Platform at Snailbeach Mine

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Level crossing at Lord's Hill Road.

Main gallery of images:

https://www.jhluxton.com/Railways-a...ains-and-Relics/Snailbeach-District-Railways/
 
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