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Edge Hill Light Railway

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The Edge Hill Light Railway, one of Holman Fred Stephens railways, was in Warwickshire.

It was designed to carry iron ore from Edge Hill Quarries to Burton Dassett where a junction was made with the Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway. It was never officially opened, but began operating in 1922.

In the middle of the line was cable-worked incline at 1 in 6. Within three years it was found that the iron ore deposits were uneconomic, and the line closed: it was not dismantled until 1946.


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