Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway Design and Details

The Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway Flight. The Powell’s Tillery Co erected the Flight from the Vivian Colliery up to the summit of the Arael Mountain in 1909. It was constructed by Messrs R. White & Sons, Engineers Widnes. It was tested and opened in June 1909. It was built to take the waste from the colliery up to the top ... Read More »

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway Map

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway Map. A map of the route of the Aerial Ropeway from the colliery to the top of the Arael Mountain. The Powell’s Tillery Company started tipping waste on the top of Arael Mountain at Cefn Bach in June 1909. Later the Lancaster Co constructed their own Ropeway to tip their waste from the Arael Griffin Colliery ... Read More »

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway and Arrail Street

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway and Arrail Street. This image shows the Ropeway crossing the River Ebbw just North of Upper Arrail Street. The photographer was stood on what is now known as the “Turkey Trot”. The path also follows the river whereas now it goes up over to Aberbeeg Road. Read More »

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway. The image shows the Ropeway and Abertillery town. It shows the angle the Ropeway took up to the top of the Arael Mountain from the Filling Station at the colliery by the side of the river. Read More »

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway. The image shows the series of Standards on the top of the Arael Mountain leading to the Return Standard. In this image you can see the release lever tipping the buckets along the route. Read More »

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