Musbury Heights tramway


The Haslingden Grane Tramway runs from NGR: SD 779 228 and SD 765 221 and links Hutch Bank and Musbury Heights quarries.

Historical Summary:

Working life: 1877 to the mid 1920’s ( 'Making Tracks' Groundwork Rossendale Document, 1999)

Quarry firms: Hargreaves & Bolton (1876-95) (Miller 1997, 126), Grane Brick & Terracotta Co. (1895-97), Grane Brick & Stone Co. Ltd. (1897-1903), Grane Quarry Co., latterly Hodgson’s Road Contracting.

Transport: 1877 engine named ‘Roscow’ which was capable of drawing 200 tons on the level ('Making Tracks' Groundwork Rossendale Document, 1999).

Musbury Quarry Masonry Cutting at Trestle Bridge Location

Summary of Surviving Remains: This tramway is generally poorly defined for much of its course and appears to have been landscaped away close to Ogden and Holden Wood reservoirs. The tramway incline to Musbury Heights is, however, still well defined and there is a section of surviving platform which formed part of a sidings at the Grane Road goods yard.

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Musbury Heights Incline