Tunstead Quarry inspiration…

Tarmac’s Tunstead Quarry is one of the original locations that inspired Dales Peak, but I’d never seen it for real. Our recent family jaunt into the Peak District gave me my first chance.

One of the shunters at Tunstead Quarry
One of the shunters heading towards Tunstead Quarry.

The shunter moves towards the loading hoppers
The shunter moves towards the loading hoppers.

Tunstead Quarry with Great Rocks tunnel to the left
Tunstead Quarry with Great Rocks tunnel to the left.

Some of the loading hoppers at Tunstead Quarry
Some of the loading hoppers.

The lime kilns at Tunstead Quarry
The lime kilns.

One of the truck loading stations
One of the truck loading stations.

Great Rocks tunnel
Finally, a close-up of Great Rocks tunnel.

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