Moorewood Colliery Tramway Incline

NGR ST640500

A 2ft gauge tramway was constructed in 1913-14 from the colliery, up an incline on Stock Hill and then along the level to the Somerset and Dorset railway. The tubs, carrying an average load of 9.5 cwt, were hauled up the incline in sets of six by a steam main-and-tail haulage engine sited at the foot of the incline. At the top incline, tubs were formed into trains of twelve or eighteen and pulled to the railway by a locomotive. The tramway lasted until about 1930 when the falling output of the mine meant that motor lorries were more profitable.