Self-acting incline at Airly

Site of the bankhead
Photo: Bryan Ayling collection

Shale was carted from the Airly mines by horse-drawn tram to this point at Airly Gap, where a self acting incline was used to lower laden skips to a dray loading staith, for transfer by road to Capertee railway station. Today a few old timbers and broken cable mark the site of the incline bankhead. 

Ref: Shale mining relics at Airly by Brian Ayling

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