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Location address: United Kingdom, Rotherham
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Orgreave Colliery platform was a workman’s halt built to serve the miners working at Orgreave Colliery in South Yorkshire, England. These workmen’s trains or “Paddy Mails” were operated between Sheffield Victoria and Treeton Colliery at shift change times being hauled along the main line to Orgreaves Colliery Sidings (the extra ‘s’ being added by the railway in error but never corrected) where the main line locomotive was exchanged for one belonging to the colliery company, usually “Rothervale No.6” which was fitted with vacuum brakes.
Orgreave Colliery was a coal mine situated adjacent to the main line of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway about 5 miles (8.0 km) south east of Sheffield. The colliery is within the parish of Orgreave, from which it takes its name.