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Threlkeld Quarry & Mining musuem.

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Just discovered this while in the area. Didn't have time to have a look sadly. It was just too far north of were I was. But narrow gauge railway & collection of steam excavators look very interesting. Just a shameless plug in case anybody else is interested! http://www.threlkeldquarryandminingmuseum.co.uk

Must go and have a look later this year. Love the old steam excavotors. 

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Well worth a visit, especially on the gala weekend, up to 6 in steam 

 

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photo from last years gala

 

Ray

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It's well worth a visit.

 

Also in the area is the Millerbeck railway, a private passenger carrying garden railway which has occasional open days.

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That bottom pic really makes me want to make the trip. Thanks. When i was a kid my favorite book was Mike mulligan & his steam shovel! Though i still have never actually seen a steam shovel working in real life. Still quite like the idea of a quarry line. 

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I spent a whole day looking around, and then went back there the next day. It is a brilliant place run by friendly enthusiasts.

 

Bob

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it's not much fun there, when it's raining, which it does a lot in the lake district!!!!

 

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but when the sun's out there's no better place!

 

 

Ray

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