SH4236 : Penychain Station

taken 3 years ago, near to Chwilog, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Penychain Station
Penychain Station
In the years following the Second World War this station was one of the busiest on the entire Cambrian network as train loads of holidaymakers arrived for a week or a fortnight at the adjacent Butlin's holiday camp. Butlin's has now gone, to be replaced by a Haven Holiday Park, and the station has become a peaceful place but the width of the remaining platform and generous waiting accommodation give a clue to its past role. Note the ramp installed for wheelchair access. At the time of this photograph the line had been closed since the previous November, although engineering and staff familiarisation trains had begun to run prior to the planned 1st September reopening date. This suspension of service was primarily caused by movement detected as a result of the construction of a new bridge at Pont Briwet, but winter storms caused a great deal of damage on this route and there would have been a lengthy closure anyway.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 4280 3650 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.1729N 4:20.3233W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 4276 3648
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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