The sleepers …

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… at Weatherhill, north of Stanhope. I am guessing they were at Weatherhill, presumably erected as a snow barrier – they will have probably originated from the Stanhope & Tyne Railway which was sited a few yards to the right. A nearby winding engine hauled limestone wagons up the steep incline from Stanhope. You get some idea of the incline in the extra.

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