Glenariff Iron Ore and Harbour Company

Glenariff Iron Ore and Harbour Company

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Glenariff Iron Ore and Harbour Company was a railway and harbour company in Glenariff, County Antrim, in what is now Northern Ireland. It operated Red Bay Pier on the Antrim coast and about 4 miles of narrow gauge railway between the pier and Cloughcor Mines in Glenariff. The railway was three foot gauge and carried iron ore from the mines to the pier, where it was loaded onto cargo ships for export to ironworks in Scotland and England. The pier and railway were completed in 1873, making it the first three foot gauge railway in Ireland. The railway operated two 2-4-0T tank locomotives built by Robert Stephenson and Company and built its own shunter with a vertical boiler that had previously powered a plant to crush stone for use as ballast. Ore was carried in four-wheeled wagons built by Ashbury Railway Carriage and Iron Company Ltd. Horses hauled the wagons onto Red Bay Pier, where the ore was manually shovelled from the wagons down wooden chutes into the ships.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135680161
  • 9786135680164