Thursday, July 24, 2014

Land Giant in Action (1951)

It is not so long since the countryside around Kettering and Corby was a landscape of vast quarries, mineral railways and aerial ropeways.

This 1951 British Pathe film gives you an idea of the scale of the undertaking.

The Market Harborough to Northampton road crosses the line of a couple of old ironstone railways. I used to know where they had been and look for the bridge parapets in the hedgerow as the bus sped past, but I have now forgotten those locations.

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