The huge TT Quarry

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A huge agricultural lime quarry (not quarried for building stone as far as I know) and initially established by the Perry family in the latter half of the 19th C. It was worked until the 1950s? by Fulton Hogan and in the early 20th C it had a tramway with wagons hauled by a tractor I am told - not researched, but the tramway formation can be seen and there are a few rails and sleepers still in place. The tramway terminated at Whitecraig siding.

Looking to the South. Not all the visible escarpments are man-made quarry faces - the place looks like it was naturally very contoured anyway, however there has been a substantial operation here and steam shovel scoop marks go right up some of the higher faces maybe 20 metres from current quarry-floor ground level.

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  • Uploaded on September 7, 2012
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    by Bruce Comfort