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Damaged roads in 1917--why the railway was built


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Increasing sand production for World War 1 factories led to serious damage to local roads. The 2ft gauge railway built after the war solved the problem, and recycled some of the military equipment for peacetime use.

10th Mar 2009

Design and Technology, Geography, History

Key Stages:
Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

railway, transport, museum. military, first world war, quarry, quarrying, sand, steam, petrol, internal combustion,

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