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Wooden Railway near Llangollen

The Deeside Tramway from Glyndyfrdwy to Moelfferna

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Beyond the processing mill area the wooden tramway rounded the "Horseshoe Curve" on its way to the Deeside Slab Quarry.
 
 
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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs Viewed from the ledge on the valley side the "Horseshoe Curve" of the former wooden tramway can be clearly seen as it snakes across the valley floor. 
 
The processing mill is off the bottom of the image and the Deeside Slate Quarry is off to the right.
 

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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs Another view of the "Horseshoe Curve".  The Deeside Slab Quarry is off the picture to the left, and the processing mill is off the picture to the right. 
 
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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs The "Horseshoe Curve" is hidden by the tree on the left of this picture.  The route of the wooden tramway can clearly be seen leading from the left to the Deeside Slate Quarry, located close to the centre of the picture.
 
An extension of the railway was built across the valley to the Moelfferna Quarry, which can be seen above the Deeside Slab Quarry.
 
 
     
 

You may be interested in these books:

 
 

Festiniog in the Fifties
Farewell to Steam
Narrow Gauge Railways in North Caernarvonshire Volume Two

 
     
 
 
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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs Another view of the "Horseshoe Curve".  The processing mill is off to the left beyond the edge of the photograph.  

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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs Further along the wooden tramway, this is another view of the "Horseshoe Curve" area.
 
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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs Looking back along the wooden railway from near to the Deeside Slab Quarry.  The "Horseshoe Curve" is out of sight in the distance, round the bend.  
 
     
 

You may be interested in these DVDs:

 
 

A Tale of Many Gauges
Narrow Gauge Adventure
Manx & Irish Lines

 
     

 
 
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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs Close up view of part of the former trackbed on the "Horseshoe Curve".  The insignificant looking pieces of wood along the route are the remains of the wooden rails.   

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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs A close up of the cutting on the "Horseshoe Curve".  In the mide-1980s this cutting was somewhat waterlogged.
 
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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs Another view of the "Horseshoe Curve.  Taken from the side of the cutting, looking back towards the processing mill and Glyndyfrdwy.  
 
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