September 16, 2021

The UK’s last aerial ropeway uses no power, moves 300 tons a day, and will be gone by 2036

In Claughton, Lancashire, the Forterra brickworks produces 50 million bricks a year, from shale that's quarried a mile and a half away. To get that shale to the brickworks: the last aerial ropeway in the country. These used to be common: but now, the last one will be gone by 2036.

1 comment:

  1. Century-old green energy to gather coal...

    Oh, the irony is not missed.

    Zorg and Musk both have four letters...coincidence?