- The Ironstone Quarries of the Midlands
- Part VIII - South Lincolnshire
- by Eric Tonks
- The ironstone workings of South Lincolnshire exhibited a great variety in the way they were operated. South and West of Grantham, GNR/LNER mineral branches served large modern quarries at Buckminster, Colsterworth and Harlaxton, with lengthy internal railways and a great army of quarry machines. On the other hand, near Lincoln were the very old Greetwell mines dating back from the 1870s, and still using horses sixty years later; while still further north were the Nettleton mines in a spectacular setting on the edge of the wolds. Between these two there were a dozen or so small quarries in the Caythorpe area, for most of which the GNR did the quarry shunting.
- The histories of these diverse systems are given in detail, including the ill fated attempt to make Buckminster a preservation centre. Maps drawn by Ian Lloyd show tramway layouts and the ares of quarrying or mining; and many amateur and official photographs are included.
- 1991, 256 pages, Casebound, 5½" x 8¾", 560g
- ISBN-10 1870754093
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