SH7075 : Inclines intersection 1

taken 3 years ago, near to Penmaenmawr, Conwy, Great Britain

Inclines intersection 1
Inclines intersection 1
Paired inclines from the East Quarry arrive at this short level where there is an intersection, and two routes down. The northern incline goes to Bonc Jolly, while the one where the camera is located goes to the short level at the top of the Penmaen Mill (SH7075 : Penmaen Crushing Mill). The two winding houses, set at an angle, are seen in this view. What appears to be a small hut is actually just an angled shelter for the operator with a window for observing traffic. As loaded wagons are always descending, the incline is described as self-acting and a large brake band and operating lever are all that is required to regulate the speed, while empty wagons are drawn up by the heavier, descending ones. The rooves of the winding houses have fallen, but the remains of the wire rope are still found on the wooden drum.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Incline 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7028 7594 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.8728N 3:56.7811W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7032 7594
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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