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42. A 'Railway' walk from Keswick to Threlkeld Village and the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum & Vintage Excavator Trust

We got the bus back to Keswick!

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The first part of the Keswick railway walk is described on the Keswick-Latrigg circular walk ...

 Circular walk from Keswick via the Latrigg viewpoint (includes part of Keswick Railway walk)

The picture sequence starts about 2 miles east of Keswick on the Keswick Railway Footpath.

 

An old railway tunnel on the disused trackbed of the Penrith - Cockermouth line.

 

Crossing one of the many bridges over the River Greta.

 

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Going under the busy A66 trunk road just west of Threlkeld.

 

River Glenderamackin and bridge near Threlkeld.

 

The gently River Glenderamackin from the old railway bridge near Threlkeld.

 

Heading up towards the THRELKELD QUARRY& MINING MUSEUM

 

Cranes, dumper-excavator trucks in the museum 'grounds' of the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum

 

Old machinery and old tunnel in the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum

 

A big dumper truck in the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum

EUCLID dumper truck and crane excavator.

 

Some of the old narrow gauge railway and mineral trucks in the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum.

 

A narrow gauge diesel locomotive and passenger carriages in the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum.

 

 

Excavators (e.g. Ruston Bucyrus RB 10) galore in the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum.

 

Rollers in the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum collection (Advance BOU 691 and Pioneer EK 8808).

 

A grand view of machinery plus mountains - the view over Threlkeld to the Blencathra range of hills and mountains.

 

Samples of minerals in Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum.

 

Ancient quarries described in the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum.

 

 

Black and white photographs of the mine when it was still working and maps of the site of the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum.

 

A humble 'help-yer-self' cafe!

 

A great view of the Blencathra range from the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum.

 

The little narrow gauge tourist train chugging down from the quarry.

 

 

Excavators (e.g. Smith Super 10 and Ruston Bucyrus 33 RB) of all shapes and size are laid out in the old quarry of the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum.

 

RUSTON the name if you want things big!

George Fordy excavator and dumper truck (AVELING BARFORD)

 

NCK Rapier excavator and an excavator from Loughside Quarries (Ruston Bucyrus 61-RB)

 

Chunks of stone left over in the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum quarry.

 

Caterpillar bulldozer

 

Another of the narrow gauge diesel locomotives operated by the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum.

 

Big excavator, little cat!

 

? excavator and Smith and Rodley England excavator (Chambers of Motherwell).

 

The end of the narrow gauge railway at the top end of the quarry.

 

An old 0-6-0ST saddle tank locomotive.

 

The really big excavator in the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum collection of great industrial machines.

Ruston Bucyrus 110 RB No. 7

 

Walking towards Threlkeld from the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum, with Blencathra acting as the guide.

 

Threlkeld village.

 

The welcome Threlkeld Coffee Shop.

 

 

St Mary's church built in 1777 and consisting of a simple nave and chancel ...

 

... and the welcoming and popular HORSE & FERRIER INN pub.

 

The X5 bus heading east through Threlkeld.

 

The X4 bus to takes us back to Keswick.

 

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