Facit Incline

Facit Incline was a steep main gauge rail track that lowered stone in rail wagons from Facit quarries on the moor top to the processing site located at the valley bottom. The full railway trucks of stone were allowed to descend slowly and to haul up the empty wagons without steam or power other than gravitation. This operation was performed by means of a long wire rope coiled on a wooden drum 12 feet in diameter and 6 feet broad, and controlled simply by two strong rim brakes, almost the circumference of the drum.
The Incline makes a fascinating walk with fantastic views across Facit, Shawforth and Whitworth. Access is opposite Facit Church on the lane down to Barlow Bottoms