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New Bank Eston

New Bank Eston

Eston New Bank (or California Bank as it was known to the locals) was one of the inclines used for transporting ironstone from the mines down to the ironworks. The view gives the impression of an incline similar to Ingleby Greenhow, being a form of cable railway system. Peter Hannan tells us :”California Bank: I recently found what looks like one of those rollers that has the cables running over then on this picture, about that size, very well preserved as well.”

Photo courtesy of Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum and thanks to Peter for that update.

5 comments to New Bank Eston

  • colin draper

    New Bank it is I live in Eston and I am looking for information on the workings of the cable railway syetem with a view to build a working model, any pictures or information would be of great help.

  • dave pearsall

    California Bank as it was known to the locals the Parkway (A174) runs through it now.

  • peter hannan

    cally bank..
    I recently found what looks like one of those rollers that has the cables running over then on this pic, about that size, very well preserved aswell..

  • Craig Hornby

    Can I just clarify, New Bank was always known by the locals in the mining era by everyone as New Bank. Cali Bank is more recent nickname from the 60s at the earliest I would say. Colin Draper should contact Simon Chapman for such information on the hauling system. Craig Hornby – ‘A Century in Stone’ film maker.

  • I used to sledge down the bank when I was kid in the 1950s what memories! My dad was born in the pit top houses; [name of Husband], ps the houses on new bank were set back to the left of the winch house that’s were my dad was born.

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