The Corkickle Brake Incline

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(1) Whitehaven, Corkickle Incline, seen from the bottom in 1982 as two wagons cross on the passing loop. Beyond the wagons one can just see the unusual double track section with only three running rails, the middle one shared by up both and down wagons!

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(2) Whitehaven, Brake bottom 1985 seen from half way up the incline. The cable, rollers and the emergency (runaway) points that lead into a sand drag can be seen.

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(3) Whitehaven, Brake top, seen from the winding engine control tower in May 1984. A single orthophosphoric acid tank is about to descend.

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(4) Whitehaven, Brake top in May 1984. Overseen by the winding engine operator a tank has almost reached the bottom. An old mineral wagon is ascending, a counterbalance used when no similar tanks are available to come up.

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(5) Whitehaven, Corkickle Incline. Control levers inside the winding engine control tower in May 1984. The indicator board looks a bit like a track circuit panel but isnít, it simply displays the position of the points.

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