Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway Design and Details

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

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway Map

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway Map. A map of the route of the aerial rope-way 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 rope-way to tip their waste from the Arael Griffin Colliery ... Read More »

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway Engine House and Filling Station

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway Engine House and Filling Station. The image shows the aerial rope-way engine house, filling station and bunker at the back of the original waste tip by the side of the River Ebbw. The original waste tip had caught fire in 1892-93  The Vivian Tip Fire. The original waste tip had caught fire in 1892 and the ... Read More »

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway and Arrail Street

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway and Arrail Street. This image shows the aerial rope-way 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 to the old gas works whereas now it goes up over at an angle from the river to ... Read More »

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway Standard

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway Standard. The image shows one of the standards half way up the aerial rope-way route. It shows the tipped-over empty buckets returning and the up-right full one ascending. There were 12 of these standards along the route. Read More »

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway. The image shows the aerial rope-way and Abertillery town. It shows the angle the rope-way 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 one of the aerial rope-way standards on the brow of the Arael Mountain. Its concrete foundations can be seen at its base and also Abertillery town in the distance. Read More »

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway

Vivian Colliery Aerial Ropeway. The image shows the series of the aerial rope-way 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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