The Corkickle Brake Incline

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(1) Whitehaven, Corkickle Incline (known locally as “The Brake”) situated south of the town seen from Monkwray Brow in the early 1980s. The chimneys belonged to the Whitehaven Brick and Tile Company itself once served by the Brake. To the right of the chimneys a Derby built class 108 unit is seen on the Cumbrian coast line’s passage through Corkickle sidings.

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(2) Whitehaven, Corkickle Incline. Here the “Brake bottom” seen in 1983 being shunted by the B.R. loco based at Corkickle.

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(3) Whitehaven, Brake bottom 1986. The Funicular closed in 1986, the last standard gauge cable worked incline in the country.

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(4) Whitehaven, Brake bottom 1985. The cable is still attached to the coupling of an Albright & Wilson (A&W) PCA tank wagon.

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(5) Whitehaven, Corkickle. 08569 shunts (Target 58) Corkickle Sidings and Brake in January 1986. The wagon, leased from Tiger Rail is a 51 tonne glw PCA, pressure charged with sodium tripolyphosphate at Albright & Wilson.

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