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photo: ropewayTakeoff

Ropeway takeoff

The takeoff point for the ropeway at SH66152552.

The rock has been cut away to provide clearance for the ropeway.

The ore could either have been transfered from tramway wagons to a skip on the aerial ropeway or else the wagons themselves could have been suspended by chains from a travelling carriage.

In the distance beyond the clearance cutting can be seen the bottom landing of the ropeway with the line of the tramway running away from it and winding round the rock outcrops before running in a straight line towards the forrest.

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