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The Deeside Tramway from Glyndyfrdwy to Moelfferna

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The final part of the Deeside Tramway was the transporter incline up into the Moelfferna Quarry.

 
 
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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs View up the incline into the Moelfferna Quarry.
 
The pit into which the incline transporter ran can be seen at the bottom of the incline.
 

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  A sleeper with two brackets which once supported an incline roller.  The roller prevented the haulage rope from rubbing along the ground and being damaged. 
 
     
 

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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs View up the incline into Moelfferna Quarry.  A few wooden sleepers remained on the incline in the mid-1980s.
 
Remaining sections of the former incline haulage rope can be seen in the foreground.
 
 
 
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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs A view back down the transporter incline.  Part of the former haulage rope can be seen in the left foreground.
 
The remains of a flimsy bridge over the incline mark the route of a former line from the quarry to a slate waste tip.
 
 
     
 

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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs The flimsy bridge photographed from the other side.  
 
 
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  Rail Album for railway and other photographs The remains of the former weigh house.  There was previously a pit in front of this building, covered in a metal plate onto which railway wagons were pushed.
 
A lever ran from the pit into the weigh house, where there was a set of scales by the window.  The wagon would be weighed when it was empty and then weighed again when it was loaded.  The difference between the two weights was the weight of the slate load.
 
It is not known who supplied the weighing eqipment here, but typical suppliers include Henry Pooley and W T Avery.
 
 
 
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  The remains of the incline transporter.  The "A" shape of the frame provided a flat bed for the railway wagons to stand on while being transported up and down the incline.
 
It is actually upside down in this view, and curved marks can be seen where the wheels once rubbed the wood.  It is thought that scrap merchants turned the frame this way up in order to get easy access to the axleboxes and remove the wheelsets.
 
 
 
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  Another view of the remains of the Moelfferna Quarry incline transporter.  
  
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