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SANDSIDE  QUARRY

The layout is inspired by the now closed Sandside Quarry at Storth, Cumbria on the River Kent estuary near Arnside.Limestone was mined and used for roadstone or agricultural use, with some processed in the Spencer kiln to make Lime. In later years there was a plant in the quarry that made Tarmac for road use.The quarry was connected to the British Rail line that connected Silverdale to Hincaster on the WCML.Company owned steam and diesel locomotives that worked within the quarry then British Rail locomotives transfer the wagons from the quarry to the station. The quarry was owned by Tarmac when it closed in 2023.

The layout is ‘OO’, 4mm scale using Peco code 100 track.Operated by DCC, points are operated by servos

The entrance to the quarry from Quarry Lane through the cutting, showing the portcullis gate. 

Looking west along Quarry Lane, showing the Spencer Kiln and lime loading ramp.

The Quarry offices on the top of the bank.

Tank wagons containing Tar.

Looking west along quarry Lane.

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Failed point relacement.
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