The Loading Bay for the Alquife mines

El Cable Ingles

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These four pictures show; (TL) A close-up of one of the loading chutes; (TR) Looking back from the loading pier towards the main station; (BL) A close-up of the winding mechanism for a loading chute; (BR) The pier. Note that the shore line has gone back by several yards, it used come up to the foreground of the picture.

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The next four pictures show; (TL) The cable line near to the main station. In front is the electric support for the Almeria Port line, now demolished; (TR) Moving back from the previous picture shows a yard that may have formed part of the Alhamilla line; (BL) The pier at night; (BR) The main station at night, now empty and superseded by an Intermodal (busses and Trains) station next door.

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In 2012 the Cable Ingles was renovated and painted. The loading chutes have all been retracted and the winding mechanisms repaired.The four pictures show; (TL) A general view with a memorial to victims of oppression in the foreground; (TR) A plaque commemorating the restoration; (BL) A close-up of a loading chute; (BR) The interior of the Cable.

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Two views of the "Toblerone", the storage warehouse for the Alquife mines.

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