Elsecar coalfield heritage railway poised to expand [BBC News]





Date: 19/04/2013

Plans to build a heritage railway line through the coalfields where the 1984 miners' strike began have taken 'a major step forward', enthusiasts say. Funds have been raised to construct a level crossing allowing the Elsecar Heritage Railway (EHR) in South Yorkshire to be doubled in length. This means trains will eventually be able to travel between Elsecar and Cortonwood, where the dispute began. The EHR hopes to re-brand the 2.5-mile (4km) route as the Coalfield Line.


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Elsecar Heritage Railway sign

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Plans to build a heritage railway line through the coalfields where the miners' strike began take "a major step forward".

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The Elsecar Heritage Railway is located at the southern end of the freight only branch that ran south west from Elsecar Junction on the Wath - Barnsley line. Peckett OQ class 0-6-0ST no 2150 of 1954 Mardy Monster - the most powerful steam locomotive built for industrial use in the UK - is seen at the centre's 'Rockingham Station' on 1 May 2011. [The station is located at the rear of Elsecar Heritage Centre.]
Location: Elsecar
Company: Elsecar to Mexborough Line (South Yorkshire, Doncaster and Goole Railway)
01/05/2011 Bruce McCartney