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Wooden Railway near Llangollen

The Deeside Tramway from Glyndyfrdwy to Moelfferna

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The extension of the railway from the Deeside Slab Quarry to the Moelfferna Quarry began with a rope worked incline beside that took the line to a higher level before running through an open area to the quarry.

 
 
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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs The Moelfferna Quarry extension skirted around the Deeside Slab Quarry, which is to the left in this photograph, and then gained height using a rope worked incline.
 
Viewed from the base of the incline. It is not known what the function of the slate pillar beside the incline was.
 

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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs View of the incline from the Deeside Slab Quarry.
 
Presumably a bridge once carried a line from the quarry, on the left, to the slate waste tip on the right.  The projections on either side of this cutting could well have been the bridge abutments.
 
At the head of the incline is the former winding house. 
 
     
 

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Festiniog - 50 Years of Enterprise
Branch Lines Around Portmadoc 1923-46
Narrow Gauge Railways in North Caernarvonshire Volume Three

 
     
 
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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs View back down the incline from part way up, looking in the distance towards Glyndyfrdwy.  
 
 
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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs A view back down the incline from the incline head.  
 
     
 

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The Llanfair Train & The Welshpool & Llanfair Railway
Settle - Carlisle Railway
Industrial Steam Across Britain Volume 4

 
     

 
 
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  This is the incline brake house above the top of the incline.
 
The railway went to the right of the brake house and followed the contour across to the right of the photograph, where part of the Moelfferna Quarry can be glimpsed.  
 

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  This horizontal band brake was inside of the incline brake house.
 
Unusually it was level to the ground, with its spindle pointing towards the sky.  This is not entirely clear from the photograph, which was taken from what had previously been the roof level of the building.


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