The Padarn and Penrhyn Railways and their associated systems

by Turner, Susan

Publisher: David and Charles in Newton Abbot, North Pomfret, Vt

Written in English
Published: Pages: 192 Downloads: 64
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Subjects:

  • Narrow gauge railroads -- Wales, North.,
  • Slate -- Wales, North.

Edition Notes

Statementby Susan Turner.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTF63 .T87
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5259145M
ISBN 100715365479
LC Control Number75332849
OCLC/WorldCa1663416

The 4' line also carried quarrymen but did not offer a public passenger service. One of its locomotives (Fire Queen) is preserved at Penrhyn Castle. After closure part of its route from Gilfach-ddu alongside Llyn Padarn has been re-used for the Llanberis Lake Railway. Development. Fenton records the development as follows. From the end of the 18th Century until the beginning of the 20th Century the slate valley communities of Gwynedd - Ogwen, Peris, Nantlle, Blaenau Ffestiniog and Corris - were dynamic, thriving industrial areas. Between them these areas consisted of over 60 quarries and mines employing o people. The quarrymen and their families created distinctive communities, overwhelmingly Welsh. The Penrhyn Quarry Railway first opened in as the Llandegai Tramway. Constructed to transport slate from Lord Penrhyn's slate quarries at Bethesda to Port Penrhyn at Bangor, the railway was around six miles long and used a gauge of 1 ft 10 3⁄4 in; the line was one of the earliest narrow gauge railways in the closed on 24 July In , a section of the railway southwards Locale: Wales. English: The Padarn Railway was a narrow gauge railway line in Wales, built to the unusual gauge of 4 ft (1, mm). It was built to carry slate from the Dinorwic Quarry to Port Dinorwic. It opened in , replacing the previous Dinorwic Railway, and closed in

scattered cottages and smallholdings in many parts. The cumulative effect of associated night lighting is remarkable when viewed from Anglesey. In their very different ways, Penrhyn castle, the original college building at the University of Bangor and Caernarfon castle all dominate their .   The Padarn Railway was a narrow gauge railway line in North Wales, built to the unusual gauge of 4 purpose was to carry slate the seven miles (11 km) from Dinorwic Quarry (°N °W) to Port Dinorwic (°N °W). The line replaced the previous Dinorwic Railway from 3 March , initially using horses, converting to steam haulage on 23 November The Llanberis Lake Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Llyn Padarn) is a 1 ft 11 1 ⁄ 2 in ( mm) narrow gauge heritage railway that runs for miles (4 km) along the northern shore of Llyn Padarn in north Wales in the Snowdonia National Park. User Review - Flag as inappropriate file for this "book" comprises four issues, Sept. through Dec., , of what Google lists as "The Official Railway Guide," but whose title for this year was the "Travelers' Official Guide of the Railway and Steam Navigation Lines in the United States and Canada." This review is based on the Sept. s: 1.

Vivian quarry, part of the Dinorwic Quarry The Incline at the Quarry. Norwich, Norfolk, England: Plateway Press, 48 pages b/w photos - The latest issue of Industrial Gwynedd has a particular emphasis on the famous Dinorwic Slate Quarries at Llanberis and their associated plant and railway systems. Welcome to - Shop Window and Online Catalogue We Buy and Sell many hard to find old quality books See our latest 50 Book & Print catalogue, e-books, e-Downloads Quality Books, Rare Prints & Images Bookstore.

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Fascinating history of two Welsh narrow gauge railways -- the Padarn and the Penrhyn -- which served the slate quarries of Caenarvonshire down to the Menai Straits. Privately owner, the railways opened as horse trams in the early s and were transformed 5/5(1). COVID Resources.

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Brand New Book. The Penrhyn Quarry Railway first opened in as the Llandegai Tramway; it became the Penrhyn Railway in although on a different route. Constructed to transport slate from Lord Penrhyn s slate quarries at Bethesda to Port Penrhyn at Bangor, Wales.

Buy Padarn and Penrhyn Railways (Railway History S.) 1st by Turner, Susan Lesley (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). The Padarn & Penrhyn Railways and their associated systems TURNER, SUSAN octavo, burgundy cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, pp, illus, VG+ (light wear, pencil owner's name to fep, v light foxing to page edges) in VG+ d/w (v light wear and fading to spine).

Traces the history of the Padarn and Penrhyn Railways, two narrow gauge railways running from neighbouring Caernarvonshire down to the Menai Straits. £ Webb, Brian and Gordon, David A Lord Carlisle's Railways, RCTS,pp plus 92 illustrations.

Thomas, David St John West Country Railway History, A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Vol The West Country, D&C, 4th revised editionpp with 56 illustrations and a folding map in the rear. It became inefficient over the years and a new route was sought. This ran from the level of Llyn Peris and Llyn Padarn along a more easy gradient to the escarpment high above the port at Penscoins.

From the top of the escarpment an incline plane took the slate wagons down their final run to the harbour. The Penrhyn Quarry Railway first opened in as the Llandegai Tramway; it became the Penrhyn Railway in although on a different route. Constructed to transport slate from Lord Penrhyn's slate quarries at Bethesda to Port Penrhyn at Bangor, Wales, the railway was around six miles long and used a gauge of 1 ft 10 3⁄4 in.

The line was one of the earliest narrow gauge railways in the world. It closed Dates of operation: – When the neighbouring, rival, Penrhyn Railway came to improve their "First Generation" quarry-to-port railway some years after the Padarn took the plunge they studied their early adopter competitor's multiple-handling and multiple engineering needs and followed the Ffestiniog Railway's practice, using one gauge throughout with no inclines between quarry exit and quay.

The Padarn & Penrhyn Railways and their associated systems David & Charles hardback, dust jacket in plastic cover, price clipped, otherwise good The Pentewan Railway Twelveheads Press The Plymouth, Devonport & South Western Junction Railway - Library of Railway History 20 AJ Cheesman Oakwood Press The Spilsby to Firsby Railway.

Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Railway. Enjoy a two mile trip on one of Britains Great Little Railways from Fairbourne to Penrhyn Point, then take the pedestrian ferry across to Barmouth.

Llanberis Lake Railway - Rheilffordd Llyn Padarn. From the Padarn Railway was originally built with double headed rail (Bull head) in cast iron chairs each mounted on stone blocks. The stone blocks were replaced with timber sleepers after the two Horlock locomotives arrived in The date of the changeover is currently unknown.

Penrhyn Quarry Railway. 2, likes were here. The Penrhyn Quarry Railway is currently a demonstration railway. The PQR is open on certain days a year which will 5/5(13). Penrhyn Railway [LEE, Charles E.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Penrhyn Railway. Welcome to the Penrhyn Quarry Railway Society website. Formed inwe are a support and historical group of the Penrhyn Quarry Railway. Benefits of membership include our acclaimed quarterly journal, Y Llechen/the Slate, in which we specialise in previously unpublished historical research and photographs of the railway.

We have a range of exclusive merchandise featuring historical. This 2 foot gauge incline connected the end of the Padarn Railway with the port. The quayside at Port Dinorwic in The BR standard gauge line is on the left and the Penrhyn Railway tracks are on the right near Port Penrhyn, Port Penrhyn in its final few months as a rail.

Category Travel & Events; Song Preludes, Book 1: No. La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) (arr. for clarinet and orchestra). The Slate Industry of North and Mid Wales.

The Padarn Railway in and by Clive Midgley. The Padarn Railway was a 4 foot, metre gauge line built to connect the Dinorwic quarry near Llanberis to a purpose built port known as Port Dinorwic. The 2 foot gauge slate wagons were carried 4 to a wagon on specially constructed transporter.

The Llanberis Lake Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Llyn Padarn) is a 1 ft 11 1 ⁄ 2 in ( mm) narrow gauge heritage railway that runs for miles (4 km) along the northern shore of Llyn Padarn.

The Penrhyn Quarry Railway had for years, evoked the passion of many enthusiasts who had appreciated its uniqueness and historic significance. A preservation group was established in and became known as the Penrhyn Railway Preservation Society, this group worked tirelessly for almost three years amassing a significant membership.

The Padarn Railway was a narrow gauge railway line in North Wales, built to the unusual gauge of 4 ft (1, mm). Its purpose was to carry slate the seven miles (11 km) from Dinorwic Quarry (53°07′17″N 4°06′55″W  /  °N °W  /  ()) to Port Dinorwic (53°11′09″N 4°12′32″W  /  °N °W  /  (The line replaced the previous.

The Railway Museum at Penrhyn Castle is dedicated to industrial locomotives, some of which were once used in the Penrhyn quarry just a few miles away in Bethesda. The museum is now housed in the old stable block, which was once home to around 36 of the estate's horses at one time.

Penrhyn Quarry Railway. 2, likes 5 talking about this were here. The Penrhyn Quarry Railway is currently a demonstration railway. The PQR is open on certain days a year which will be 5/5(13).

Surrounded by Snowdonia National Park, the Padarn Hotel is located in the village of Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon, feet from Padarn Lake and is 1, feet from the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Free parking is also available/10(). Surrounded by Snowdonia National Park, the Padarn Hotel is situated in the village of Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon, yards from Padarn Lake and is yards from the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Free parking is also available/10(). After approaching layout design from a theoretical point of view, I started doodling around with some basic shapes. Taking Rich Chiodo’s railway design as a basis, I created a basic dogbone-shaped loop with a wye coming off one of the the loops in 3rd basic footprint is 36 foot square.

Every curve has a minimum radius of 60″ (5 feet) with spiral easements and all turnouts are #6. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED INCLUDES NARROW GAUGE RAILWAYS IN CANADA, ALASKA, MONTANA, HAWAII & WASHINGTON.

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On inspection, six 24ft lengths of Penrhyn bullhead were discovered, apparently this rail was purchased by one of their society members in the mid ’s from the festiniog Railway. This latest purchase is not a great advancement, but it’s yet another small step in the right direction.

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This railway was constructed to transport slate from the largest slate quarries in the world at Bethesda to Port Penrhyn at Bangor, North Wales. The railway consisted of four level sections separated.