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Friday, June 28, 2013

Delabole and Morwellham - 26 June 2013

Cornwall was famous for mining.

Slate was mined (and is still mined) at Delabole and in the mine offces, a 1925 Simplex locomotive is beautifully presented.
On the River Tamar, just over the border in Devon,  Morwellham was an important coper port in the first half of the nineteenth century. The area is now a historic precinct. A mine tour operates, accessed by a 2ft gauge railway running alongide the river, and using a fleet of similar Wingrove & Rogers battery locomotives.

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