Earl Fitzwilliam's Private Railway

Earl Fitzwilliam's Private Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Earl Fitzwilliam's private railway near Rotherham, South Yorkshire was constructed in order to link the Earl's coal interests, to the southeast of his Wentworth estate, with the Greasbrough Canal, also owned by his estate, which gave an outlet to the River Dun Navigation. This was not the first connection between the coal pits, at that time owned by the Marquess of Rockingham, and the canal for in the middle years of the 18th century a wagonway had been built to link the Bassingthorpe pits to the newly opened "Rotherham Cut" of the River Dun Navigation. The Greasbrough Canal, connecting to the navigation on the boundaries of Rotherham and Parkgate, was opened in 1780 to serve the Marquess's interests and the wagonways from his coal pits at Bassingthorpe were diverted to the canal head. Two years later the Marquess died and the estate passed to his nephew, Earl Fitzwilliam.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135678809
  • 9786135678802