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Huércal-Overa Station

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Although important for foot passengers and goods, it was also a key in the shunting of trains and locos. The track from Zurgena to Huércal Overa had an incline of 1 in 50 so the mineral trains from Serón and Los Canos had to be triple headers between Zurgena and Huércal Overa, two locos at the front and one at the rear. On arrival from Zurgena, the front loco was disconnected and shunted back to Zurgena, the iron-ore train continuing on towards Las Norias with one header and one following (pushing but uncoupled). At Km 38 the rear loco would return to Zurgena. Obviously, this was very labour intensive and probably explains why The GSSR bought the Kitson-Mayers.


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