SH5364 : Former railway crossing and crossing keeper's hut at Erw-fforch

taken 11 years ago, near to Bethel, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Former railway crossing and crossing keeper's hut  at Erw-fforch
Former railway crossing and crossing keeper's hut at Erw-fforch
Railway crossings on the Dinorwig Quarry line were not manned until a double fatality at Bethel in January 1926 with a train pulling a run of eighty-seven loaders' wagons and a guard's box arranged on 22 large wagons swept a paraffin lorry half a mile down the track. The train driver Will Evans and his bother, Twm, who was the stocker, could see the slow moving lorry but were helpless to stop the train. The coroner recommended fixing gates on all level crossing and the employment of flagmen. The company also decided to employ an uniformed line policeman, mainly to catch kids playing on the line.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Eric Jones and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SH5364, 46 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 25 December, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 27 December, 2006
Category
Level crossing   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 530 648 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:9.5985N 4:12.0059W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 530 648
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+


Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 74 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register